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Mayor of Galway calls on Health Minister to tackle funding gap affecting proposed cancer facilities at UHG

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Mayor of Galway, councillor Niall McNelis, is calling on Health Minister Simon Harris to address a major capital funding gap between now and budget day.
It follows reports that a €100m shortfall in the HSEs 2018 capital budget for health services will seriously delay an essential cancer treatment unit at UHG.
It’s after it was revealed this week that the HSE is, overall, running an overspend of up to €600m – which could seriously affect the upcoming budget.
Mayor McNeilis plans to discuss the general lack of funding allocated for the Western region at today’s Labour Party think-in in Drogheda, County Louth.

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Appeal to An Bord Pleanala over refusal of housing development in Loughrea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala against the refusal of a housing development in Loughrea.

MPD Property Developments had applied for permission to build 8 homes at the existing Ard na Gaoithe estate at Mount Pleasant.

The units – a mix of semi-detached and detached four-bed homes – would have been in lieu of 4 large detached homes previously granted permission.

County planners rejected the application in December – and an appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala.

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Galway ranked 39th worst in world for traffic congestion

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway has been ranked the 39th worst city in the world for traffic congestion.

Traffic-analysing company, INRIX, found that commuters in Galway city spent 94 hours on average stuck in traffic last year.

Dublin was ranked at number 12 on the Global Traffic Scorecard, with commuters losing 114 hours in traffic there in 2022.

The world’s worst city for traffic last year was London, followed by Chicago and Paris.

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Finance Minister to speak at business lunch in city next month

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Minister of Finance, Michael McGrath, will speak at a business lunch in Galway city next month.

The event is €55 for Galway Chamber members, and €65 for non-members.

The lunch, sponsored by Grant Thornton, will take place on Thursday 9th February in The Galway Bay Hotel at 12:30PM.

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