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GALWAY TED REITERATES STANCE ON FIANNA FAIL SINN FEIN COALITION

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Éamon Ó Cuív, the Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West…and one of the Party’s Vice Presidents…is maintaining his view that he would prefer Sinn Féin as coalition partners than any other party in the Dáil.

Deputy Ó Cuív first stated that view publicly a year ago and he says he has not changed his mind even though Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin distanced himself from Sinn Féin over the weekend.

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Galway Simon secures approval for independent living units in Newcastle

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Simon Community has secured approval for its plans to develop independent living units for older people in the west of the city.

The proposal sets out to demolish an existing fire damaged two storey dwelling and build 10 one-bedroom apartments in a three-storey building, with associated on site car parking.

The development is set to be located in the Upper Newcastle area.

City planners have given their backing to the plan subject to 24 conditions.

One states the apartments are only to be used by clients of Galway Simon Community and are not to be sold independently of one another, or as a block, to any third party.

It’s also stated that communal open spaces and access ways are to be maintained by a management company.

This company is also required to repaint the proposed block every four years.

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County’s 2021 draft budget of €136m to be debated by councillors today

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The county’s draft budget for 2021 is set to be debated by councillors later today when they meet in Corrandulla Hall.

The budget of over €136 million represents an increase of €8 million on the figure for 2020.

The draft has been prepared with no rates increase due to members’ views not to increase the charge and also given the impact of the pandemic on business.

The roads grant funding in 2021 is expected to be over €4 million greater than that budgeted for in 2020.

Over 40 percent of revenue Income will come from State grants at over €55 million, while Local Property Tax and Pension Related Deduction is estimated to bring in over €14 million.

With reference to the recent allocation of €1 million funding for municipal districts, the report states the distribution of the funding will be considered in the first instance by the corporate policy group before being considered by MDs.

Interim Chief Executive Kevin Kelly concludes by stating that 2021 will undoubtedly bring challenges and change for Galway county council but he is confident key services can be provided to meet the critical needs of the people of Galway.

The budget draft will be debated in full at the statutory meeting in Corrandulla Hall at 11am.

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3 further deaths from COVID-19 nationally, 335 new cases, 8 in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 2,036 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 25th November, the HPSC has been notified of 335 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 71,494* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 162 are men / 171 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 35 years old
  • 119 in Dublin, 29 in Kilkenny, 23 in Limerick, 20 in Donegal, 19 in Tipperary, 19 in Cork, with the remaining 106 spread across 19 other counties.

As of 2pm today 246 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 35 are in ICU. 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 28 confirmed cases. The figure of 71,494 confirmed cases reflects this.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 25 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

CountyToday’s cases (to midnight 25NOV2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (12NOV2020 to 25NOV2020)New Cases during last 14 days (12NOV2020 to 25NOV2020)
Ireland335103.94949
Donegal20218347
Louth17201.7260
Limerick23188.3367
Waterford11149.8174
Kilkenny29131130
Roscommon<5122.479
Dublin119115.21552
Meath<5105.6206
Monaghan<5104.364
Longford<5100.341
Offaly<597.576
Tipperary1994.6151
Mayo1191.9120
Westmeath<591.281
Cavan<585.365
Cork1982.2446
Wicklow1078.6112
Carlow<577.344
Kildare676.9171
Clare<575.790
Sligo<559.539
Galway854.6141
Laois654.346
Kerry553.579
Leitrim040.613
Wexford<536.755
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