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Galway TD leads heave against Labour party leader

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Derek Nolan is one of the instigators in a heave against Labour party leader, Eamon Gilmore.
The Tánaiste is to face two motions of no confidence.
Seven TDs and one senator have submitted a motion to Labour’s Parliamentary Party meeting, to be held on Wednesday night.
The motion has been signed by TDs Derek Nolan, Ciara Conway, Dominic Hannigan, Michael McNamara, Ged Nash, Aodhan O Riordain and Arthur Spring, as well as senator John Gilroy.
It means the Tánaiste will face a potential vote on whether to remove him as party leader.
He will then face a separate motion of no confidence at the party’s Central Council.
It’s understood that meeting is not due to be held for two to three weeks.
The subject of the party’s leadership is also likely to be raised at this week’s meeting of the Labour Parliamentary Party, which is expected to be held on Wednesday.

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1154 New Cases Of Covid 19 Confirmed

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,154 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

As of 8am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. 

The five-day moving average is 1,327.  

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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.

52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.

An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.

The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.

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More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.

The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.

In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.

The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.

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