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GALWAY TDS TO LOBBY HEALTH MINISTER TO SAVE CITY NURSING HOME

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Date Published: 27-Sep-2011

The campaign to save a city nursing home from closure has "reached a turning point".

That’s according to City Cllr Catherine Connolly who was speaking after a public meeting organised by the ‘Save St. Francis Nursing Home’ Campaign last night.

All of the Galway West TDs and Senators attended and gave unanimous support to the campaign.

The HSE plans to close the facility in Newcastle, they’ve already reduced the number of residents from 40 to 19.

The TDs now plan to organise a meeting with Health Minister James Reilly.

The HSE West Regional forum will also vote on the issue at a meeting this afternoon.

Chairperson Cllr Paraic Conneely has requested the HSE defer a meeting with residents of the home planned for this Thursday.

Councillor Catherine Connolly says it doesn’t make sense to close the home, when the latest figures from UHG show that 36 people were in hospital when they should have been in a nursing home.

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Tuam receives second UK hay import as fodder crisis continues

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Tuam has secured it’s second import of hay from the UK this afternoon in a bid to address the ongoing fodder crisis in the west.

A load of between 40 and 50 bales arrived at the Connacht Gold store in Airglooney for distribution throughout the county.

It follows a similar load last Thursday to the Tuam outlet.

The co-op also took a load of imported hay to the mart in Maam Cross over the weekend, however most of the bales had already been pre-assigned to farmers.

Further loads of hay are expected to arrive across the west and north west tonight and tomorrow morning.

 

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46 social housing offers refused across city and county

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

281 offers of social housing were made by the city and county councils last year.

Figures provided by the local authorities show that 46 of these were refused.

Galway city council made 193 such offers in 2012 with 41 of these refused.

The majority didn’t like the area they were offered or disliked the property itself.

Galway county council made 88 offers of social housing last year with 83 of these accepted.

Reasons given for refusing five properties focused on the location or that the property itself did not meet their needs.

 

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Galway Senator calls for more action on combatting domestic violence

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh has called on the government to provide more support for victims of domestic violence.

Figures provided to the Sinn Fein Senator show that domestic violence support group COPE accompanied over 80 women to court in Galway last year, but a further 214 women were unable to avail of such assistance.

Senator O Clochartaigh told Galway Bay fm news that more needs to be done to support victims of domestic violence.

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