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New cancer facilities at UHG could be delayed by gap in HSE capital budget

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The development of new facilities for cancer patients at University Hospital Galway are likely to be delayed as a result of funding pressure in the health service.
It’s as Simon Harris has advised the Finance Minister that the health service is facing a funding gap of over €100m in it’s capital plan for 2018.
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.

The capital budget for this year was set at just under half a billion euro.
However, according to the Irish Times, correspondence between Simon Harris and Pascal Donohue reveal there is a significant hole in that budget.
It follows revelations this week that the health service is running an overspend of around €600m – which could severely impact the upcoming budget.
Now, it’s reported that a shortfall of €109m in the capital budget for 2018 means a number of projects will be slowed down or delayed – likely pushing them into the budget for next year.
These include a planned new radiation oncology unit at University Hospital Galway, as well as a new acute psychiatric unit in Sligo and renal unit at Tallaght Hospital.
It’s reported the funding deficit could also mean about half of the HSE’s planned programme for replacement of equipment and ambulances will not go ahead.

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Irish Water advises of restrictions to water supply in Glenamaddy and surrounding areas until Wednesday night.

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water are informing the public who avail of the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply that due to the high levels of domestic, commercial and agricultural demand for treated drinking water, overnight restrictions will be required between now and Wednesday so that supply can keep up with demand and to ensure a consistent supply for everyone.

In a statement released this afternoon, Irish Water said that customers in Glenamaddy Town and the surrounding areas may experience temporary disruptions to their supply during this time such as discoloured water, low water pressure and water outages. Once water supplies are switched back on, normal water supply will begin to be restored. Full water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network.

During the times of the restrictions, Irish Water and Galway County Council are asking customers on the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply to only use water for essential use. 

There are some simple measures that the public can take, including stopping the use of power washers at home; using a watering can rather than a hose in the garden; taking showers over baths; and fixing any dripping taps where it is possible to do so.

Statement in full…

Irish Water is continuing to see high levels of domestic, commercial and agricultural demand for treated drinking water on the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply in County Galway. We are appealing to the public in Glenamaddy town and surrounding areas to conserve water in their homes, businesses and on farms where possible. Irish Water has been working closely with Galway County Council to maximise the amount of treated drinking water available to all customers. Our caretakers and plant operators have been taking every measure to ensure that supply can keep up with demand.

To ensure we can meet our peak daytime demand, overnight restrictions will be required from 10pm to 8am nightly starting tonight Saturday 19 September until Wednesday 22 September. During these times, customers in Glenamaddy town and surrounding areas may experience temporary disruptions to their supply such as discoloured water, low water pressure and water outages. Once water supplies are switched back on, normal water supply will begin to be restored. Full water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network, but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Irish Water and Galway County Council are appealing to residents, farmers, agricultural contractors, businesses and visitors to Glenamaddy town and surrounding areas to conserve water wherever possible to ensure a consistent supply for everyone. We are asking customers on the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply to only use water for essential use. There are some simple measures that the public can take, including stopping the use of power washers at home; using a watering can rather than a hose in the garden; taking showers over baths; and fixing any dripping taps where it is possible to do so.

Everyone can contribute and the combination of effort will greatly help our ability to provide a water supply to all. There is guidance and tips for conserving water available on www.water.ie/conservation.

 Small changes can have a significant impact, for example; take a shorter shower and save up to 10 litres of water per minute; fix dripping taps or leaking toilets in your home; when brushing your teeth or shaving, turn off the tap and save up to 6 litres of water per minute; in the garden use a rose head watering can instead of a hose and aim for the roots; if you need to wash your car, use a bucket and sponge instead of a hose and report any leaks to Irish Water at 1800 278 278.

In order to improve the situation, owners of vacant and unused properties are being urged to turn off water to the property and to check for leaks around the building, especially around toilet cisterns.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.

Customers in Galway can now avail of quick access to relevant information on their water supply, including restrictions, based on where they live. Customers are advised to set their location on the website at www.water.ie and check daily for updates in relation to their local water supply. Irish Water also posts regular supply updates on our social media channels @IWCare using #IWGalway

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LISTEN: Contractors shortlisted for new school for Carrabane National School

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Contractors have been shortlisted for the construction of a new school for Carrabane National School.

The new school will be a ten classroom building located adjacent to Kilconieron GAA Club.

A pedestrian walkway will link the school to the centre of Carrabane village.

Local Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says he hopes construction will get underway this side of Christmas:

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Galway Archaeological & Historical Society recommencing online lecture series tomorrow evening

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Galway Archaeological & Historical Society shall be recommencing its online lecture series for the 2021/2022 Season tomorrow evening at 8pm.

This month’s lecture, held in conjunction with the Moore Institute (NUI,Galway), shall be presented by Mr. Brendan McGowan of the Galway Museum on the subject of ‘Pádraic Ó Conaire and the Irish Revolution of 1916 to 1921’.

This online lecture is free to all.

More information on Registration and Access to this lecture can be found at their website: https://gahs.ie

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