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House Hotel staff liasing with receiver following closure

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – All employment contracts at the recently closed House Hotel in the city will be honoured, according to hotel management.
Management and staff of the boutique hotel on Spanish Parade are liasing with the hotel’s receivers since its closure on Monday.
The House Hotel had employed 50 people prior to its closure.
Dublin firm Crowe Horwath has been appointed as receiver for the popular hen-party venue, and is striving to honour all standing employment contracts.
In a statement, the receiver says it’s hopeful that the hotel can re-open quickly following a re-fit, which is expected to take up to six weeks.
The hotel’s distinctive decor and furnishings have been removed by the former management, Quaylane Management Ltd., which is run by Donnacha Finn and Margaret Jenkins.
In a statement issued to GBFM news this afternoon, the company says it’s in the process of contacting guests booked in to stay at the House Hotel to suggest alternative accommodation.

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County Policing committee hears of serious concern over ‘huge increase’ of rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Galway Joint Policing committee has been told of the serious concern over the ‘huge increase’ in rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway.

Tuam area Councillor Mary Hoade says that she has already heard of 10 burglaries in the area since the start of the year.

This represents 5 per cent of the total number of burglaries reported across the whole county for all of last year.

Councillor Hoade says she’s very concerned, and outlines what needs to be done to tackle the increase.

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University of Galway researchers aiming to improve ventilator outcomes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at the University of Galway are aiming to improve outcomes for patients on ventilators.

They’ve taken part in a new international study, that found high death rates in weaning intensive care patients from ventilation.

It found that over a third of patients who required mechanical ventilation for longer than two days could not be successfully taken off.

Speaking to Galway talks, Professor John Laffey said the area is not well studied despite the importance of weaning.

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Questions over County Council delays in processing social housing applications

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over the length of time it’s taking for Galway County Council to process social housing application forms.

Galway West Sinn Fein TD Mairead Farrell raised the matter with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil.

She said it’s supposed to be a 12-week window – but it’s taking far longer for some people, and it seems to be due to lack of staff.

Speaking in response, Leo Varadkar said he would ensure the matter is looked into.

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