Updated: 03/02/17 : 11:29:07
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Galway City firefighters in pay protest

Firefighters in Galway city are marching to county hall this morning to outline a number of concerns they have over working conditions, pension entitlements and pay.

The protest involves off-duty fire service personnel, and there is no reduction in cover as a result of the protest.

Those involved say they are frustrated that a number of issues which they have raised repeatedly are not being dealt with.

These include sick leave entitlements, training concerns, uniform provision and travel allowances.

The firefighters intend to hand-deliver a letter listing their concerns to the acting county manager.

They have marched through the city in uniform and have gathered outside the Galway County Council headquarters on Prospect Hill.

They say they are keen to have the matter dealt with in an amicable fashion and do not wish to pursue industrial action at this point.

They have emphasised that this morning's protest involves the vast majority of off-duty staff and that services are being provided as normal by their rostered colleagues.