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Call for urgent action on dangerous trees across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council is being urged to take immediate action on a number of dangerous trees across the city.

Councillor Eddie Hoare says following the latest heavy storm, there are several trees which represent a particularly serious danger to the public.

He claims some people are living in fear as potentially dangerous trees overlook their homes – and if, or when, these fall, people could be injured or even killed.

Fine Gael Councillor Hoare says a tree officer is set to be appointed within the city council later this year to carry out a full assessment of old trees.

However, Councillor Hoare believes many dangerous trees need to be felled immediately and we cannot afford to wait any longer….

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Debenhams workers to hold demonstration at Bank Of Ireland at Eyre Square

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Debenhams workers are to hold a demonstration at the Bank of Ireland branch at Eyre Square tomorrow.

It comes as Debenhams employees nationwide received redundancy notices last week from the liquidator.

The group argues they are being let go without being paid any redundancy after years of service and says Bank of Ireland is a part owner of the Debenhams parent company, and as such has a stake in the way the matter is dealt with.

Similar demonstrations will be held at BOI branches in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Newbridge.

Employees have argued Bank of Ireland played a part in liquidating this company and has a choice to invest in jobs to get through the pandemic or pay redundancy packages.

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Free online counselling service launched for Galway family carers

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

A free online counselling service has been launched for family carers in Galway to support them during the covid crisis.

The Family Carers Ireland, Galway/Mayo resource centre has created the online supports in lieu of its usual face-to-face services.

There are over 20 thousand family carers in Galway, who take considerable pressure off the health service by caring for loved-one at home.

A recent study has revealed that 48 percent of carers are diagnosed with a mental illness, while 68 percent say their mental health has suffered as a result of their role as a family carer.

The free online resources include expert Covid-19 advice, an emergency care plan booklet, tailored virtual training videos and an intensive carer support programme.

To avail of the free supports simple ring the national careline on 1800 240724.

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Over 500 waiting on home support packages across the West

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Over 500 people are waiting for home support packages across the West.

New figures from the HSE show 174 are waiting for such supports in Galway, followed by 255 in Mayo and 72 in Roscommon.

More than 7,800 people are on the waiting list for home-support packages nationwide with the greatest demand in the Dublin north region.

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