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Sinn Féin’s Health Spokesperson to meet staff at UHG over conditions at hospital

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Sinn Féin’s Health Spokesperson David Cullinane will visit Galway tomorrow where he will meet senior nursing staff to discuss the ongoing challenges in providing safe care at UHG. (15/10)

As part of a series of meetings to be held in Galway, the party’s Health Spokesperson will meet with the Deputy Manager and the Head of Nursing at UHG to discuss current conditions at the city acute hospital.

He will also host a round table meeting with a number of unions representing healthcare workers from SIPTU, Fórsa, INMO and Connect.

In the afternoon, party colleague Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell will launch her document on mental health services for Galway at the Harbour Hotel where local mental health service providers and advocates will be in attendance.

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Green light for hostel and retail unit at site of Tonery’s pub

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been approved for a hostel and retail unit at Tonery’s pub in Bohermore.

The application is led by Peadar Tonery and would be located at Tonery’s pub at 144 Bohermore.

The project will see the demolition of the existing pub and adjoining shed and the construction of a hostel development.

This is to be built over three floors over ground floor level and two floors below ground floor level comprising of 163 rooms.

The plan also provides for a retail unit as well as public realm and landscaping works including pedestrian linkages and cycle parking spaces.

City planners have attached 24 conditions.

One states the developer is to submit a mobility management plan to the transportation section for written agreement.

Another states prior to the occupation of the ground floor area designated as retail, precise details of the nature and extent of the selected use is to be submitted to the planning authority.

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Approval granted for new Connacht/Ulster Technological University integrating GMIT

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Approval has been granted for the establishment of a new Technological University for the West and North-West that will integrate GMIT.

The green light from Higher Education Minister Simon Harris will see the amalgamation of the Connacht Ulster Alliance – GMIT, Letterkenny IT and Sligo IT.

The new TU will offer almost 600 academic programmes from pre-degree to doctoral level to a student population of over 20 thousand students across eight campuses.

Announcing the approval today, Minister Harris said it will increase access to college, lead to enhanced regional development and boost local opportunities.

Galway West Fine Gael TD and Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughten says it’s a milestone day for the entire region.

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City public meeting to discuss prospect of united Ireland

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting will take place in the city this evening to discuss the increasing prospect of a united Ireland. (28/10)

The event is organised by the pro-Irish unity civic group, Ireland’s Future.

It’s the second meeting in a national series and will take place at the Galmont Hotel at 7pm – and will also be streamed online via social media.

Panelists will include local TD’s Eamon O’ Cuiv and Mairead Farrell, and Deputy President of NUI Galway Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh.

Gerry Carlile, CEO of Ireland’s Future, is encouraging everyone to attend this evenings meeting.

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