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Galway student unions highlight student accommodation crisis

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Galway’s third level Student Unions have come together to condemn rent prices in the city.
The call comes ahead of the return of thousands of third levels students for the beginning of the new academic year.
The unions have criticised the prevalence of new ‘luxury’ student housing.
The GMIT and NUIG Student Unions, along with the One Galway Initiative will hold a Crisis Campout on Eyre Square in the coming weeks to highlight a critical shortage of student accommodation. (11/9)
The One Galway Movement is a collection of student and trade unions from around Galway, whose main aim is to fight exploitation of both students and workers.
The event takes place on Tuesday the 11th of September and will see tents and shelters erected in Eyre Square to highlight the issue of students being forced out of the rental market.
President of the NUI Galway Students Union Megan Reilly says students don’t need luxury accommodation.

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County Policing committee hears of serious concern over ‘huge increase’ of rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Galway Joint Policing committee has been told of the serious concern over the ‘huge increase’ in rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway.

Tuam area Councillor Mary Hoade says that she has already heard of 10 burglaries in the area since the start of the year.

This represents 5 per cent of the total number of burglaries reported across the whole county for all of last year.

Councillor Hoade says she’s very concerned, and outlines what needs to be done to tackle the increase.

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University of Galway researchers aiming to improve ventilator outcomes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at the University of Galway are aiming to improve outcomes for patients on ventilators.

They’ve taken part in a new international study, that found high death rates in weaning intensive care patients from ventilation.

It found that over a third of patients who required mechanical ventilation for longer than two days could not be successfully taken off.

Speaking to Galway talks, Professor John Laffey said the area is not well studied despite the importance of weaning.

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Questions over County Council delays in processing social housing applications

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over the length of time it’s taking for Galway County Council to process social housing application forms.

Galway West Sinn Fein TD Mairead Farrell raised the matter with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil.

She said it’s supposed to be a 12-week window – but it’s taking far longer for some people, and it seems to be due to lack of staff.

Speaking in response, Leo Varadkar said he would ensure the matter is looked into.

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