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University Hospital Galway included in group of 9 which form kernel of the HSE’s Winter Plan

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University Hospital Galway is included in a group of 9 which form the kernel of the HSE’s Winter Plan announced today
The 30 million euro initiative aims to prepare the health system for the next four months – with a special focus from the 17th December to January 13th.
During that time extra beds will be made available at 9 hospitals around the country, including UHG, while 550 homecare packages will be available to free up space for acute patients.
The HSE’s Vida Hamilton is advising people to avoid A&E if they can.
However, the former General Secretary of the INMO and member of the Slaintecare Advisory Council, Liam Doran says the plan comes very late in the day.

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Report reveals Kinvara most expensive area for property in Connacht

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s been revealed that Kinvara has the most expensive property market in Connacht and Ulster.

The latest Daft.ie Wealth Report shows the average asking price for property in the South Galway village is €317 thousand.

It’s followed by Galway City, with an average figure of €297 thousand.

Meanwhile, Oughterard is the second most expensive town in Connacht/Ulster – with the average property commanding a price of €244 thousand.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news at 1…

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Galway islanders urged to apply for thatch roof grants

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway islanders are being urged to apply for grants which support the renovation of thatched roofs.

Minister of State and Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon is encouraging islanders in particular to avail of the grant, which only applies to owner occupied houses.

A grant of two thirds of the approved cost, up to a maximum of €3,800, is available for mainland applications.

While a higher level of assistance of up to €5,700 is available for houses on specified offshore islands.

Householders with a medical card may be eligible for higher grants in both cases – with up to 80 percent of the overall cost available.

Minister Cannon says thatch roofs are an integral part of the tapestry of the Irish countryside.

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Funding announced for flood works in Moylough and Woodlawn

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has allocated nearly 50 thousand euro for flood works in Moylough and Woodlawn.

The works come after residents in both areas have experienced flooding due to run-off water during heavy rain.

The works will include replacing an underground pipe at Carrowmore Woodland at a cost of 36 thousand euro, and drainage works at the back of the national school in Moylough at a cost of over 13 thousand

The funding has been announced by Roscommon Galway TD Denis Naughton following collaboration with Ballinasloe area Councillor Tim Broderick.

Deputy Naughton says the works will provide comfort to residents in the affected areas.

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