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Government funding has been secured for the expansion and development of Galway Hospice, ending years of efforts to address core funding deficits and resource issues at the charity.
Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Brian Walsh, has welcomed a decision by the Galway City Council to grant a material contravention of the City Development Plan, which will pave the way for the development of a new primary school in Knocknacarra.
Irish TV cameras caught up with a team from the Galway Hospice as they took on Croagh Patrick in the hospice's annual fundraiser. All proceeds raised from the climb will go directly towards funding the Galway Hospice home care, day care and bereavement support services, which cost in excess of €1.6 million each year to run.
Contracts have been signed for the construction a new Garda Divisional Headquarters, opposite Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Murrough, and work is expected to begin shortly.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar is to be canvassed on site next week for a commitment to provide funding for the promised new state of the art Galway Hospice facility at Merlin Park.
Well, the selection convention season is in full swing.
The Government formed in the wake of the 2011 General Election was the first in 30 years to be without a TD from Galway West amongst its ministerial or junior ministerial ranks. Indeed, since the demotion of Ciarán Cannon in the 2014 reshuffle, neither Galway constituency – which between them had elected six government deputies in 2011 – has been represented at the top table of Irish politics.
Two things strike Insider immediately about the recently selected Fianna Fáil Galway West ticket for Election 2016 of TD Éamon Ó Cuív, county councillor Mary Hoade, and former city councillor John Connolly - and what is says about the party is not positive.
Both Galway constituencies gave a solid Yes to last week's Marriage Equality referendum, but while Galway West was always expect to vote in favour, Galway East defied predictions of supporting the No side, by instead opting to support the proposal.
The first weekend of the Mayo GAA senior championship had a little bit of everything including one side lining up their entire 15 players in their own half for the start of the second half of their game, a heroic struggle between Mayo men Aidan O’Shea and Colm Boyle against each other for the pride of the parish, the return of Cillian O’Connor to action for Ballintubber and late, late fight back from Kiltane to break the hearts of Shrule-Glencorrib who made the long trip to Bangor.