Galway Bay fm newsroom – Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney is being called on to address the high levels of debt that Galway farmers are facing following the fooder crisis.
ICMSA President John Comer says there was a serious cost element to feeding and keeping animals alive during the recent poor weather spell.
It’s also understood that some dairy processors are also planning to charge interest on debt accumulated by farmers.
The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association places special emphasis on preserving the family farm structure and defending the rights and incomes of farm families.
Speaking on Galway Talks, President John Comer says Simon Coveney needs to step in to address the debt issue facing farmers.
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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.
52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.
An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.
The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.
More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.
The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.
In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.
The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.