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UHG has highest number of COVID 19 patients in the country

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

University Hospital Galway has the highest number of COVID -19 patients of any hospital across the country today.

There are now 76 COVID 19 positive patients being cared for at UHG, with 6 of those patients being treated in ICU .

The number of COVID 19 pateints puts the Galway city hospital ahead of Beaumount in Dublin and University Hospital Limerick.

At Portiuncula Hospital there are now 10 patients being treated for COVID-19.

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855 new residential address points added in Galway last year

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 855 new residential address points were added in Galway last year.

The latest report from GeoDirectory also shows a further 853 residential buildings were under construction in the county in the final quarter of 2021.

The number of new home addresses registered nationwide last year fell by 17 percent.

Almost half of the total of new addresses were found in the Greater Dublin Area, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.

The average residential property price in county Galway was €270,671 in the twelve months to October, with a total of 2,056 transactions taking place.

The highest average residential property price in Galway City was at €312,462.

CEO of GeoDirectory, Dara Keogh, says a national reduction in new homes registrations was expected...

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Roscommon Galway TD says 2030 emissions target for agriculture unlikely to be achieved

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Roscommon/Galway TD says the 2030 target to reduce emissions in the agriculture sector is unlikely to be achieved.

An Oireachtas committee will today hear agriculture won’t meet its emissions targets without new technology.

The Department of Agriculture will say new farming methods are needed – and they’re currently not in the marketplace.

The sector is supposed to reduce its emissions by between 22 and 30 per cent by 2030.

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice doesn’t think the target will be reached in that time frame…

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Over 5,600 childen waiting on dental appointment in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 5,600 children are waiting for routine dental appointments in Galway.

Sinn Féin TD for Galway West Mairéad Farrell argues the HSE is failing children under the Health Act by not providing children with their statutory entitlement to routine dental screening in primary schools.

Figures obtained by the party reveal almost 100,000 children across the State are facing these delays.

In Galway, 2,874 children in 2nd class are waiting for such appointments, and a further 2,761 in 6th class.

Prior to Covid, reports from The Irish Dental Association stated that an increasing number of children are only being offered examination and dental care for the first time at sixth class – instead of at first, second, fourth and sixth classes.

Deputy Farrell says failure to provide such important healthcare runs the risk of seriously harming children’s health…

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