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Nurses and HSE clash over bed numbers at new UHG mental health unit

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Nurses and the HSE have clashed over bed numbers at new the mental health unit which is due to open at UHG this summer.
The Psychiatric Nurses Association says talks with the health executive at the Workplace Relations Commission have broken down.
The PNA says it’s due to the HSE’s insistence that it would open just 45 of the 50 beds earmarked for the new UHG unit.
The association says this is in direct violation to the agreement on the closure of 22 beds in Ballinasloe in 2014 – when management outlined that 50 beds would become operational in Galway.
The PNA is calling on the HSE to reverse that decision and enter further meaningful negotiations to find an agreed solution.
Speaking to Keith Finnegan, PNA Industrial Relations officer Rory Kavanagh said the service is already stretched, and the full complement of 50 beds is badly needed.

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Cabinet to consider bill for state to part-fund construction of student accommodation in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Higher Education Minister wants the state to part-fund student accommodation in three areas, including Galway.

Cabinet will consider proposals this morning aimed at adding a total of 700 beds in Galway, Maynooth and Limerick.

Ministers will also consider expanding the capital devolved grant to allow colleges to repurpose vacant housing to accommodate students.

Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, Minister Harris, explains his plans:

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Mairead Farrell critical of plans to restore bonuses at bailed-out banks

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Mairead Farrell is criticising plans to restore bonus payments to staff at bailed-out banks.

Pay has been capped at €500 thousand at the three bailed-out banks – AIB, Permanent TSB, and Bank of Ireland – and bonuses have been banned since the financial crash.

But Cabinet is expected to approve plans being presented this morning by Finance Minister Paschal Donohue.

They would allow banks to pay bonuses of up to €20 thousand, as well as remove restrictions on a number of non-pay benefits.

Some argue the restoration will benefit not just higher-level bank staff, but all staff right down to the lowest entry-level positions.

Sinn Fein Deputy Farrell – who herself previously worked in the financial sector – says the truth is, this will really benefit the highest earners.

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Man arrested following Garda operation in Galway investigating human trafficking

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has been arrested after a Garda operation in Galway as part of ongoing investigations into human trafficking.

He’s due before the courts this morning.

Gardaí at Mullingar conducted a search and arrest operation in Galway yesterday, as part of ongoing investigations into human trafficking and related criminal activity.

The exact location of the operation has not been revealed, and Gardaí can only advise at this point that the operation took place in County Galway.

During the course of the operation, a man in his 30’s was arrested and taken to Mullingar Garda Station.

He’s since been charged and is due to appear before Longford District Court this morning

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