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Second tranche of funding to Galway charities from Covid-19 Stability Fund

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 150 thousand euro has been awarded to 7 Galway charities through the second tranche of Covid-19 Stability Funding.

The fund, which is managed by the Department for Rural and Community Development, was set up to allow charities to continue providing vital services to the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis.

Let’s Get Talking Mental Health Services has received the largest allocation at over 46 thousand euro.

The Galway Rape Crisis Centre is to get 35 thousand euro.

Just under 30 thousand euro has been granted to Comhairle Ceantar na nOilean Teo social services.

Almost 16 thousand euro has been allocated to the Ballygar district health and well-being services.

Our Lady’s Boys Club youth service has been granted 12 thousand euro.

10 thousand euro will go to Helplink mental health services.

Meanwhile, just over 3 thousand euro has been awarded to Cosain mental health services.

The latest tranche of funding brings the total allocation to Galway services, through the scheme, to over 320 thousand euro since the pandemic began.

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Publicans from across Galway West to hold city meeting over delayed reopening

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Publicans from across the city and Galway West will gather this evening to discuss their concerns regarding the sector’s delayed reopening.

Pubs that do not serve food must remain closed until at least until 31st August 2020.

Campaigners argue this means 3,500 pubs employing 25,000 people across the country will have been unable to trade by Government order for a minimum of 168 days or 46% of a year.

The Galway West branch of the the Vintners Federation of Ireland has approximately 200 members.

The meeting will take place in the Ardialun Hotel at Taylor’s Hill at 6pm.

It follows a meeting of the Galway East branch in Milltown earlier this week where a clear pathway to reopening was called for as well as a weekly support package for pubs that have been forced to remain closed.

Tom Mc Donagh is Chair of the Galway West branch of the VFI.

He says off licenses should have their opening hours reduced in order to discourage house parties

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Progress in plan to develop audiology testing facility at Tuam primary care centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

There has been progress in the plan to develop audiology testing facility at Tuam primary care centre.

Galway East TD Seán Canney says the tender process is progressing for the facility.

The Independent Deputy has also received confirmation that community audiology services in Tuam which were suspended in March due to COVID-19 will recommence this month.

Deputy Canney argues Tuam Primary Care Centre should be delivering many more health facilities to serve Tuam and North Galway.

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City councillor calls on local authority to act on illegal camping at Ballyloughane beach

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

A Galway city councillor has called on the city council to take action against illegal campers at Ballyloughane beach.

Cllr Alan Cheevers says an illegal encampment of tents appeared over night on the city beach, with locals raising concerns over health and safety.

The Fianna Fail councillor says residents of Ballyloughane have a right to feel safe in their area, as the country continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Cllr Cheevers says the beach does not have the proper facilities to support campers and the issue must be tackled before it escalates further.

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