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Payments to Galway Mayors to be cut

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city and county councillors are set to lose out on expense payments of up to 20 thousand euro during their term in office.
According to today’s Irish Independent, the salaries of mayors across the country could also face a 60 percent cut and strict caps are to be introduced.
The cuts are to be introduced by Environment Minister Phil Hogan in a bid to reduce the amounts paid to our local politicians.
Councils in Galway will have the mayor’s pay capped at 20 thousand euro while in Cork the payment to the Mayor could be more than halved from 79 thousand euro to a maximum of 39 thousand.
Minister Hogan is also cutting the budget available to attend conferences.
Previously councillors could claim up to 4 thousand 700 euro to attend conferences or training courses, but this will now be capped at 700 euro per year.

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UHG has 2nd highest number of Covid-19 patients nationwide today

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – UHG has the second highest number of COVID-19 patients nationwide today.

There are 25 patients with the virus at the city hospital – behind Cork University Hospital at 29.

Nationally, 288 COVID-positive patients are in hospitals today with 67 in ICUs.

It’s a slight fall on yesterday’s total and is 12 percent down on last Friday.

Today’s UHG figure OF 25 is a considerable reduction on the figure of 32 recorded this day last week.

UHG has consistently had one of the highest figures nationwide in recent weeks, and has also been dealing with significant overcrowding issues.

Meanwhile, there is a single COVID-19 patient at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe today – the exact same figure as was recorded this day last week.

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CSO seeking field supervisors across Galway for 2022 Cenus

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Central Statistics Office is seeking field supervisors across Galway for next year’s Census.

It’s particularly seeking applicants from Galway City Centre, Headford, Portumna and Tuam.

The full time positions will last from January to May, and people will work from their own home managing a small team.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, September 21st and further details are available at CSO.ie.

Kathleen Goulding of the CSO has been outlining who they’re looking for – tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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Plans for €100m investment at Tynagh power station near Loughrea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are plans for a major €100m development at Tynagh power station near Loughrea.

It’s proposed that a 299MW gas-fuelled power station will be built on the site, alongside the existing 400MW power station.

The Tynagh power station is 80 percent owned by a Czech firm which acquired the stake in 2019.

According to the Irish Independent, the proposed new €100m project would be a 299MW gas-fuelled power station.

It would be used to provide back-up electricity to the national grid when renewable energy is insufficient to meet demand.

It’s reported An Bord Pleanala has agreed that the planned development does not constitute a strategic infrastructure development.

As such, a planning application can be lodged with Galway County Council, which is expected to happen next month.

Photo – Barry Sherry TEL

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