Mayor calls on public to fly a flag to show solidarity with city's frontline workers

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

In a show of solidarity with, and recognition of the dedication and courage of frontline workers during the coronavirus crisis, the current mayor, and a predecessor, are flying the tricolour from their houses.

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Income supports being processed as fast as possible says Cannon

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

An East Galway TD has assured people in the county waiting for income supports that payments are being processed as fast as possible.

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Cúirt will not to go ahead ‘in its physical form’

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The Cúirt International Festival of Literature, which was to run from April 20 to 25, will not take place “in its physical form this year” owing to the coronavirus lockdown and restrictions.

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Medtronic to publicly share design specs for ventilator

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Medtronic the global leader in medical technology, today announced it is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 (PB 560) to enable participants across industries to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing to help doctors and patients dealing with COVID-19. This decision is consistent with the recent FDA Guidance and in accordance with the public health and medical response of governmental agencies globally.

Introduced in 2010, the PB 560 is sold in 35 countries around the world. This ventilator’s ability to be used in a range of care settings, as well as its technology and design, make it a solid ventilation solution for manufacturers, inventors, start-ups, and academic institutions seeking to quickly ramp up ventilator design and production. PB 560 product and service manuals, design requirement documents, manufacturing documents, and schematics are now available at Medtronic.com/openventilator. The PB 560 design specifications are available today, software code and other information will follow shortly.

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Galway City Council takes the lead in joining together local organisations to assist citizens during Covid-19

Sun, Mar 29, 2020

At the instigation of Minister Murphy, a Covid-19 Community Response Forum has been put in place for Galway City, co-ordinated by Galway City Council as required. The purpose and role of the Forum which includes over a dozen agencies, organisations and community and voluntary groups is to lead the co-ordination of COVID-19 community supports and resilience and to ensure that there is a co-ordinated community response, enabling all the voluntary and statutory agencies to collaborate in support of our communities and particularly our most vulnerable members.

A dedicated community support helpline and service will be established by Galway City Council to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency. A confidential phoneline service is being established by the new COVID-19 Galway City Community Response Forum. The helpline is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.

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NUI Galway refocuses its research to fight Covid-19

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

NUI Galway has announced it is reviewing its existing healthcare research to repurpose it to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

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Airport testing centre to test 1,000 people a day

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group has reassured people that its public hospitals are working tirelessly to care for and protect patients and staff during this unprecedented public health emergency.

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Mayor demands Government enact 'complete lockdown' to stop spread of Covid-19

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

"A complete lockdown of the country" is urgently required by the Government and health officials, to ensure complete success in combating "the most serious and challenging public health crisis" in the history of the State.

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Work underway to facilitate Galway's farmers with livestock sales says Cannon

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

An East Galway TD has welcomed assurances from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that ways are being explored to ensure the sale of livestock for the county's farmers.

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Galway Volunteer Centre sees jump in numbers offering to help the most vulnerable during Covid-19

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

More than 500 people have signed with the Galway Volunteer Centre over the last two weeks to help assist organisations providing services to communities, particularly the most vulnerable, during the coronavirus restrictions.

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Survey finds 90 per cent of businesses experiencing decline in revenue

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

A Chambers Ireland network survey, which included responses from 200 businesses located in Galway, has found that 94 percent of businesses see their revenue declining over the coming three months.

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'Forgotten’ stranded Irish in Australia need Government’s help

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Thousands of young Irish people are stranded and "forgotten" in Australia because of the Covid-19 pandemic and are "begging" for the Government’s help to come home.

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Councillors welcome 'sensible' decision on controversial apartment development

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

An Bord Pleanala's refusal to planning permission for more than 330 apartments at a site on the Western Distributor Road, and adjacent to Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh, has been welcomed by local politicians.

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Mental health care a vital service to combat effects of social distancing and self-isolation

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The prolonged period of social distancing and self-isolation will have mental health ramifications which the Government must take this into account as part of its response to Covid-19.

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Cheevers welcomes closures of council sports facilities

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Closure of Galway City Council operated sports facilities is "vital to combat and to decrease the curve of Covid 19", according to Fianna Fáil Galway City East councillor, Alan Cheevers.

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Farrell calls for emergency COVID-19 rent supplement payment

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Emergency rent supplement, rent reductions and rent waivers must now be firmly on the Government’s agenda as Minister Eoghan Murphy introduces emergency legislation this week.

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Galway City Council encourages public to deal with City Hall over the phone

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Despite the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the Galway City Council is continuing to provide essential services, and is asking the public to deal with it via www.galwaycity.ie, over the phone on 091 - 536400, instead of coming into the council itself.

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Let us come out of this better people

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

I remember six years ago last month, for days and nights on end, tubed-up and staring at the ceiling of an isolation room in HDU, wondering if the suspended tiles there would move sufficiently to allow my soul through, just as they surely had let many before me. And when all you can focus on is a matrix of plastic tiles in a room normally reserved for those on the verge of checking out from life, your mind wanders to regret.

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Galway woman creates coronavirus info website

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

A Galway woman has set up a website which collates all the must know information on the coronavirus and Covid-19 disease.

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