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GALWAY TDS TO LOBBY HEALTH MINISTER TO SAVE CITY NURSING HOME

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Date Published: 27-Sep-2011

The campaign to save a city nursing home from closure has "reached a turning point".

That’s according to City Cllr Catherine Connolly who was speaking after a public meeting organised by the ‘Save St. Francis Nursing Home’ Campaign last night.

All of the Galway West TDs and Senators attended and gave unanimous support to the campaign.

The HSE plans to close the facility in Newcastle, they’ve already reduced the number of residents from 40 to 19.

The TDs now plan to organise a meeting with Health Minister James Reilly.

The HSE West Regional forum will also vote on the issue at a meeting this afternoon.

Chairperson Cllr Paraic Conneely has requested the HSE defer a meeting with residents of the home planned for this Thursday.

Councillor Catherine Connolly says it doesn’t make sense to close the home, when the latest figures from UHG show that 36 people were in hospital when they should have been in a nursing home.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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