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Audit report raises concern over fixed assets

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A statutory audit report into city council accounts has raised concern over the ‘inadequate’ manner in which fixed assets are recorded.

The report for the year ended 2012 also raises issue with funding for capital balances, commercial water collection levies and purchasing and procurement issues.

The balance sheet shows net assets of 1.2 billion at the end of December 2012.

However, the audit states that the current system whereby individual sections manage their own property portfolio is not working.

It adds that where adequate records of assets owned are not held, or where asset records are incomplete, there’s a rish that assets may be inadequately insured or may be lost to the authority.

The councils head of finance, Edel McCormack says work is underway to resolve the matter and from 2011 the fixed asset register was reconciled to the housing database and the insurance register.

Meanwhile, the rates debtor at the year end was 17.1 million- an increase of .7 million in the year which represents a signficant drain on the cash flow of the council.

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New Mayor of Galway and new County Cathaoirleach to be elected this afternoon

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new Mayor of Galway and a new County Cathaoirleach will both be elected this afternoon at two separate events, and both will be elected through established voting pacts

It’s expected Ballinasloe area Fine Gael Councillor Peter Keaveney will be elected Cathaoirleach at the AGM of Galway County Council in Glenamaddy in the next hour

He’ll succeed Athenry-Oranmore area Independent Councillor James Charity in the chair

Meanwhile, Mayor of Galway, Independent City Central Councillor Mike Cubbard, will hand over his chains of office at the AGM of Galway City Council being held in Leisureland this afternoon at 4.

It’s expected he’ll be succeeded in the role by his constituency colleague, Independent Councillor Collette Connolly.

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Call for Claregalway native Dr. Ronan Glynn to be given mayoral reception

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A city councillor is calling on the incoming Mayor of Galway to give Dr. Ronan Glynn a mayoral reception for his work during the pandemic.

Dr. Glynn, who currently serves as Deputy Chief Medical Officer, is a native of Claregalway.

City Councillor Alan Cheevers says his leadership on the national stage deserves recognition.

His proposal comes after Dr. Tony Holohan was awarded the Freedom of Dublin for his leadership throughout the pandemic.

Independent councillor Colette Connolly is expected to be elected as Galway’s new Mayor this afternoon, to succeed Mike Cubbard

Councillor Cheevers says the city should host a mayoral reception for Dr. Ronan Glynn – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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Visiting Restrictions eased at UHG and Merlin Park Hospital

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Visiting restrictions are to be eased at University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park Hospital from Monday

The hospitals will be facilitating 1 visitor per inpatient each day.

Visiting times will be from 2pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 8pm each day. .

Visits must be pre-arranged by family members / visitors, who should contact the relevant ward or Unit in advance.

Visitors will be required to complete a screening checklist regarding COVID-19, on entry to the hospital and to follow all the public health guidelines including wearing a mask

Galway University Hospitals are also requesting that where possible, approved visitors will have received a COVID-19 vaccination, in order to minimise the risk to patients.

It is also recommended that children do not visit the hospitals, unless agreed in advance on compassionate grounds, with the ward / Unit manager.

Meanwhile, the Maternity Department is currently facilitating access for birthing partners/parents with some conditions, in line with recent national guidance on visiting restrictions.

Birthing partners of women in labour are welcome to attend and partners can attend a caesarean section done under regional anaesthesia.

Partners may visit St Catherine’s Ward and St Angela’s Ward from 2pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 8pm.

Parents of an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit may visit, one parent at a time. Fathers can visit for 2 hours.

A partner or support person may attend for the Dating scan (12 to 13+6 week) and the anomaly (20 week) scan.

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