Galway bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Éamon Ó’ Cuív is welcoming the Government’s decision not to go ahead with the sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights.
Yesterday, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the Government decided it is not the appropriate time to proceed with the proposal, however Brendan Howlin said the state owned forestry company is to undergo a fundamental restructuring.
Two of the largest timber companies in the country are based here in Galway – ECC and Murray Timber.
ECC employs 110 staff at its site in Corr na Mona and another 210 people in spin off services.
The Murray timber group, which has sites in Ballygar and Carlow, employs around 140 people directly and 150 people indirectly
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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection
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.
More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients
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.