Church and State admit absence of Christianity in the running of Tuam home

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

The Sisters of Bon Secours who ran the Tuam Mother and Baby's Home for almost 40 years said last evening that they did not live up to their Christianity when doing so, adding that they also acknowledge that the manner in which infants were buried at the home was deeply disrespectful.

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Despite 604 new Covid cases in Galway on Tuesday, worst is yet to come for our hospitals, says Saolta chief

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

As the country's acute hospital system comes under extreme pressure from rising Covid-19 numbers, the head of the local hospital group fears that the worst has yet to come.

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Charity calls on gardaí to increase Compliance Checkpoints across the county

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

With Galway surpassing Dublin with the highest number of daily cases of Covid-19 in the State, the gardaí have been asked to increase the number of Covid-19 checkpoints across the county for the rest of January.

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New US labor secretary Marty Walsh invited to Galway

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Marty Walsh, the Mayor of Boston, who has been nominated to the post of Labor Secretary by US President-elect Joe Biden, has been invited to visit Galway during his term of office.

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Rosedale Special School parents seek 'urgent' meeting with Education Minister

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Parents of children at Rosedale Special School have raised concerns that their children will suffer developmental and behavioural regression with schools closed until at least the end of January.

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Mary Hoade appointed to new committee to oversee revitalisation of town centres

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Local councillor Mary Hoade has been appointed to a new committee to oversee the revitalisation of town centres throughout the State through the Collaborative Town Centre Health Check programme.

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Medical scientist Miss Galway one of the first to receive Covid vaccine

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

The current Miss Galway who works as a medical scientist at University Hospital Galway has spoken of the hope that the rollout of the Covid 19 vaccine has given society.

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Commission on Defence Forces is key for Galway

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

The Commission on the Defence Forces is a once in a generation opportunity for Galway. It’s recommendations on issues such as pay, conditions and structure, offer Galway a unique opportunity to benefit, given we have the sole location in Connacht with permanent personnel in Renmore barracks.

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'Heroic' nurses should be paid living wage, say PBP Galway

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Student nurses and midwives deserve to be paid a living wage "for their heroic work" and not the current Government offer, which "amounts to around €3 an hour".

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Galway workers on PUP scheme set to face tax bill of more than €1,000

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Workers made unemployed by the impact of Covid-19, and the lockdowns, enter 2021 facing tax liabilities on the welfare which sustained their livelihoods throughout last year.

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Kyne calls for regular testing of students and teachers to allow special needs schools reopen

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Regular Covid-19 testing of students and teachers in special needs schools could help alleviate the concerns of the teachers and their unions, in a dispute which has seen such schools remain closed.

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Drones will not deter illegal dumpers, warn PBP Galway

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Instead of expensive measures like drones being put forward to combat illegal dumping, politician should instead focus on the causes of illegal dumping.

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Ballinasloe group urges public to make submissions against waste transfer station application

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

The Ballinasloe Says No group is calling on members of the public to lodge submissions against a new application for a permit to operate a waste transfer station in Ballinasloe, before the Friday January 15 deadline.

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O’Hara criticises EY report on Western Rail Corridor

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Galway East Sinn Féin’s Louis O’Hara has criticised the recently published EY Report for being ‘too narrow in its appraisal of the Western Rail Corridor.’

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4,032 Galway children waiting on speech and language therapy

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

A total of 4,032 children in Galway are awaiting some level of speech and language therapy, with needs ranging from initial assessment to further therapy.

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Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Galway Swimming Club in line for funding boost

Aviva Ireland has announced that Galway Swimming Club has been shortlisted to share in a fund of €100,000. Nominated by Frank Mitchell, Nevin Life & Pensions Ltd, the Aviva Broker Community Fund provides an opportunity for financial advisers/brokers throughout the country to help support their local charities or community organisations that are making a difference in their area. The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony tomorrow Friday 15 January 2020.

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Rail reports end Western Rail Corridor as viable option

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

The rail reports into the viability of the Western Rail Corridor have shown that there is no case for investing in a railway line along the route, according to the Western Rail Trail Greenway Alliance.

The June 2020 Report into the viability or otherwise of the Western Rail Corridor (WRC) was released this week by Minister Eamon Ryan, as was an additional report by JASPERS, the consultancy arm of the European Investment Bank (EIB), which completed a review of EY consulting report. Neither report has found a case for investing in a railway line along the route, but both have cleared up issues that had been the subject of often heated debate over the last decade or more.

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Museum looks for your pandemic letters

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

A number of weeks ago Galway City Museum invited the people of Galway to write a letter to future generations of Galwegians as part of their “Dear Galway” pandemic project. The idea of this project is to ask the public to share their lived experiences of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and to offer advice to future generations on how best to cope during such a crisis.

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Irish charity Co-operation Ireland kicks off 2021 with music event ‘X the Waves’

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Co-operation Ireland, the leading peace building charity across the island of Ireland, is excited to introduce ‘X The Waves’ (Cross The Waves) - a virtual music event taking place on January 16.

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Speed calming measures for Headford

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

By Kernan Andrews

Speed calming measures have been installed on all entrances to Headford, while digital speed signs are in place on the Headford Road, Claran Road, and Cong Road.

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