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County Council seeks permission to expand council chamber

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway county council is seeking planning permission to expand the existing council chamber at the building in the city.

Last month county councillor Jim Cuddy said the local authority shouldn’t have to carry the cost of upgrading County Hall to accommodate nine extra members after the elections on May 23rd

200 thousand euro has been set aside in the 2014 budget to reconfigure the council chamber at Prospect Hill in the city.

Oranmore Area Cllr Cuddy says the money would be better spent on disability grants or essential repair grants for the elderly.

He says the chamber requires expansion as a result of the Environment Minister’s reforms and as such costs should not have to be carried by the local authority

The proposal to build the single storey extension to the chamber has now been lodged with the city council.

A decision is due in March.

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Pieta to hire more therapists for city and Tuam services

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Suicide and self-harm prevention charity Pieta has announced it is to recruit additional therapists for its services in Galway and the wider western region.

Pieta currently employs more than 200 qualified therapists and support staff across 20 locations nationwide.

A recruitment drive is now underway to hire additional therapists at its centres in the city, Tuam and Ballina.

Pieta says it’s seen a 30 percent increase in calls and texts overall, which shows that its services are needed now more than ever.

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1,325 new cases of Covid-19 reported nationally

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has been notified of 1,352 cases of Covid-19 this afternoon.

The figure is a increase of 254 on yesterday’s figure.

There are currently 177 Covid-19 patients in hospital – of which 27 are in ICU.

Meanwhile, over 70 per cent of the Irish adult population is now fully vaccinated.

18,000 people have been vaccinated so far this weekend in 26 walk-in vaccination centres across the country.

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Saolta announces changes to visiting times at UHG and Merlin Park

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Saolta has announced changes to visiting times at UHG and Merlin Park Hospital.

From Tuesday, both hospitals will facilitate one visitor per patient each day between 6pm and 8pm.

Previously, there was a one-hour visiting time in the afternoon and another one-hour visiting period in the evening.

However, the afternoon visiting time resulted in long queues, while there was also heavy footfall of people attending outpatient and other clinics.

Saolta says in order to manage the volume of people and maintain social distancing, it is changing to the new two-hour visiting time from Tuesday.

Visits must be arranged by family members or visitors in advance by contacting the relevant ward or unit.

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