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Glenamaddy brothers purchase Eyre Square site

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A consortium headed up by two Glenamaddy brothers has bought a substantial fronting on to Eyre Square for over 13 million euro.

Luke and Brian Comer were involved in the purchase of almost two acres known as the Odeon site.

The Irish Times reports the properties sold include Odean house, a range of buildings on Foster street, as well as residential buildings on St. Patrick’s avenue and Prospect hill.

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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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Galway TD introduces Dáil bill to strengthen lobbying rules

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Galway West Sinn Fein Deputy Mairead Farrell has introduced a bill in the Dáil to strengthen regulation against lobbying.

Introducing the bill, Deputy Farrell said poor public standards lead to poor democratic systems – and that events in recent months prove the need for increased regulation.

Reviews on lobbying regulations were carried out in 2016 and 2019, and recommendations were made by the Standards in Public Office Commision.

However, Deputy Farrell contended the Government has ignored these recommendations and has no interest in implementing them.

However, Minister for Public Expenditure, Michael McGrath, said he needed time as a new Minister to have a fresh look at the recommendations from 2016 and 2019.

He tabled an amendment which was accepted in the Dáil last evening, which means a waiting time of 9 months before the bill can be read a second time.

Deputy Farrell has expressed disappointment at the development and says it’s shaping up to be another can-kicking exercise by the Government – to hear more, tune in to FYI Galway@5

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HSE criticised over lack of home help hours across Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The HSE is being criticised over a considerable shortfall in home help hours across Galway.

The matter was raised by Councillor Declan McDonnell at this week’s meeting of the Health Forum West.

He wanted to know how many people are awaiting home help hours and if there is a staff shortfall in providing these hours.

In response, it was acknowledged that the HSE is currently ‘challenged’ in sourcing carers for home support clients in some rural areas.

It was also confirmed that 39 clients are currently on the waiting list across Galway for home support.

Councillor McDonnell says even those who ARE getting home help at present, are often barely getting an hour per day – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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