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Galway TD calls for balance in dealing with EU habitats Directive

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway West TD is calling for greater balance in dealing with EU habitat directives when planning vital infrastructure projects such as the N59 in Connemara.
Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv says that despite the overly cautious approach to such works, Ireland has never been fined for breaches of the Habitats Directive.
He argues too much weight is being given to environmental concerns at the expense of vital infrastructure projects essential to social and economic development.
The Fianna Fail Deputy points to the N59 in Connemara as a prime example – which is stalled more than 4 years after upgrade works were first announced.
Deputy O’ Cuiv says the Government and local authorities are being far too cautious.

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UHG has country’s second highest number of patients on trolleys today

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- University Hospital Galway has the country’s second highest number of people waiting on trolleys today

University Hospital Cork is the most overcrowded with 70 patients waiting for a bed while 56 people are waiting for a bed in UHG

In Portiuncula Hospital there are 14 people waiting on trolleys

The latest Trolleywatch figures from the INMO show that nationally 529 patients are without a bed today

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HSE says it’s on track to deliver X-Ray services at Tuam Primary Care Centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has confirmed it’s still on track to deliver X-Ray services at Tuam Primary Care Centre early next year.

A meeting of the Health Forum West this week heard it continues to work with a Public/Private Partnership Company with plans to commence works towards the end of the year.

All going well, the X-Ray and Diagnostics service will be operational by the second quarter of next year.

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Local TD fears end of COVID payment will accelerate its spread in workplaces

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD fears that the ceasing of the COVID-19 illness payment will accelerate the spread of the virus in workplaces.

Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughton claims there are more than 4,000 people unable to work – after the special payment ended last Friday.

Deputy Naughton says it has resulted people receiving a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection instead.

He is calling for a proper treatment plan for long COVID and is expressing the following concerns:

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