Galway Bay fm newsroom – Purpose built student accommodation in Galway should be subject to the same 4 percent rent caps as ‘rent pressure zones’.
That’s according to Megan Reilly, the President of NUI Galway’s Students’ Union.
The government introduced legislation in late 2016 for private accommodation in urban areas identified as ‘rent pressure zones’.
The NUIG Students’ Union says this 4 percent cap should be expanded to include purpose built student accommodation.
Up to 200 students gathered at Cuirt na Coiribe in the city in May to voice opposition to an 18 per cent increase in rents at the complex.
Hear more at 12 from Student Union President Megan Reilly…
Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the mother and baby home redress scheme.
Catherine Martin’s comments follow harsh criticism from the opposition on the scheme.
40 percent of survivors have been excluded from the scheme, as they spent less than six months in mother and baby homes.
Minister Martin says survivors not being interrogated when receiving redress is important:
Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he “remains a supporter” of Galway City Ring Road
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that he remains a supporter of the Galway City Ring Road.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
The Taoiseach was asked by Deputy Ciaran Cannon about delays to double-tracking train services between Athenry and Oranmore.
Deputy Cannon said he understood a long-awaited feasibility study has somehow now been attached to an all-island rail review.
Leo Varadkar said that’s not something he agrees with.
Councillor organises cross border information clinic in Castledaly for HSE waiting list patients
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gort-Kinvara area councillor Geraldine Donohue has organised an information clinic for today for people who are on the HSE Waiting List and looking for faster treatment or surgery in Northern Ireland.
The Independent councillor is calling it a Cross Broder Clinic as it will be attended by representatives from Kingsbridge Hospital Belfast
The information clinic is being held at St Thomas GAA Club in Castledaly in Loughrea today from 9.30am to 4.30pm