Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach says he can’t force the religious orders to make a contribution to the redress scheme for those in the Magdalene laundries.
There were 10 Magdalene laundries in the Republic – the Sisters of Mercy ran the laundry at Forster Street in the city, which closed in 1984.
It’s after the four orders of Catholic nuns refused to contribute to the fund – which is expected to be between 34 and 58 million euro.
Enda Kenny’s told the Dáil he’s not going to get into a fight with the orders over the money as the survivors don’t have time on their side.
Tuam student wins award for outstanding business and accounting Leaving Cert results
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The inaugural N17 Plaza Business Award has been presented to University of Galway student, Eimhin Mulligan.
The award, exclusive to St Jarlath’s College in Tuam, is aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers related to business.
Eimhin, who did the Leaving Cert last year, excelled in both business and accounting exams
He’s now studying for a Commerce Degree at University of Galway.
Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, presented the cash prize and a plaque at a function at the secondary school campus in Tuam
Appeal to An Bord Pleanala over apartment block at Ballymoneen Road
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala against approval for an apartment development at Ballymoneen Road.
The project, led by Crescent Co. Ownership, would include 17 apartments in a mix of single and two-bed units.
The three-story building would be located on a site near the existing Portacarron estate and the Western Distributor Road junction.
The plans were given the green light by city planners earlier this month.
An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala – with a decision due in May.
New care programme for older people launched at embattled Clifden District Hospital
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new care programme for older people has been launched at Clifden District Hospital.
The clinic aims to cater to those with complex health and social care needs in their own community.
The new clinic comes amid long-running local concerns on the future of the hospital, difficulty in recruiting staff, and the downgrading of services.
The First Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons – or ICPOP – is a one-stop shop for those with complex health and social care needs.
It aims to shift the delivery of care away from acute hospitals towards community based, planned and co-ordinated care.
The team will work closely with local GP’s and Primary Care staff, in line with the vision for Sláintecare.
Galway Bay fm news contacted the HSE for comment, but was told no-one was available at this time to discuss the new clinic.