Application to extend planning permission for works at UHG acute mental health unit
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An application has been lodged to extend permission for works at an acute adult mental unit at UHG.
BAM Contractors are seeking to extend permission previously granted for the development on Newcastle Road.
The works consist of one additional three-storey stair core and one additional two storey lift core and lobby.
City planners are due to make a decision in July.
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Fitzmaurice rallies support for new rural political party
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice is rounding up support for a new political party to represent rural Ireland.
The Independent TD says farmers need to get organised politically if they want to be involved in decisions at the highest level.
He’s had discussions with as many as 25 councillors with a view to putting together a policy document and the foundations of a new party.
But Michael Fitzmaurice says he can’t do it alone and the timing of the next election will be key:
O’ Cuiv calls for special fund to raise roads in remote coastal areas
Galway Bay Fm Newsroom – Galway West TD Eamon O’ Cuiv is calling for a special fund to raise roads in remote coastal areas.
Speaking in the Dáil, he said some areas are impassable at high tide – and this problem is only going to get worse into the future.
He acknowledged some places along the coast are recognised as islands because it happens every day – but many other areas are not.
Deputy O’ Cuiv accepted some people think the required spend is too big when it concerns such a small number of people.
But he argued once the work is done, it’s done forever – and the value is there for what amounts to small money.
Top HSE staff to meet Galway CAMHS staff after major award wins
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Staff at Galway CAMHS in Merlin Park will meet with top HSE staff to celebrate their major success at the Irish Healthcare awards
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Galway and the West won three awards for inpatient services, nutrition and physical health monitoring
Now in their 22nd year, the Irish Healthcare Awards are Ireland’s leading and most prestigious medical awards.
Chief Officer of Community Healthcare West, Breda Crehan Roche will be at Merlin Park today to celebrate with staff.
While Yvonne O’Neill, National Director of HSE Community Operations and Jim Ryan, Assistant National Director of Operations & Service Improvement will also be in attendance.