City pitching over the presidential hopefuls to switch their attention to county council on Monday
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Ten presidential hopefuls have made their presentation to Galway city councillors in their bid for the Aras.
The pitches were made at a marathon meeting of the city council yesterday.
Potential candidates require at least four nominations from local authorities in order to enter the race.
Any nominations from the city councillors will be considered at their monthly meeting on Monday.
Monday is also the day the presidential hopefuls will make their presentations to Galway’s county councillors.
Call for major investment in healthcare to alleviate doctor shortage in Headford
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There is a call for major investment in healthcare in Headford, as the area faces a GP shortage.
Councillor Andrew Reddington has met with Community Healthcare West Chief Officer Breda Crehan Roche, as recruitment has begun to replace a retired GP in the town.
Councillor Reddington says there is demand for a primary healthcare centre in Headford, for people in surrounding areas as well as the town itself.
He states there is a national shortage of GPS and rural areas like Headford are the worst hit.
Upgrade works on Shop Street and High Street to begin next week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Upgrade works on Shop Street and High Street will commence next week, as part of street rehabilitation and drainage works.
The works will remove uneven surfaces and surface water ponding, and will be completed in four phases.
Sections will be cordoned off from the public by fences during each stage, with pedestrian access maintained at all times.
While trader traffic will be facilitated daily, with some rerouting arrangements at times, including diversions from High Street for 2-3 weeks.
Galway Autism Partnership one of 7 organisations to receive national carer funding
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway city charity has been added to a list of seven organisations nationwide to benefit from funding of over €700,000 to support family carers.
Galway Autism Partnership, based in Newcastle, is set to receive €31,000 to improve employment opportunities for family carers
Galway Autism Partnership alongside Finglas Community Service are the latest organisations to be included for funding under a scheme that focuses on the demands placed on young carers.
The funding aims to help young carers in balancing their learning and caring commitments, and will provide practical support to help them re-enter work and education.
Over the next year, this funding will help 15 carers and 10 young carers into further education, as well helping 10 carers to continue in formal education and enhancing the employability of a further 15.
The announcement builds on the €700,000 funding announced last December for five projects across Ireland.