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The “threat of closure” hanging over Time4Us must be “lifted immediately” to allow “some measure of security to the families using the service”, according to Independent Galway West TD Catherine Connolly.
Come the next General Election, could Noel Grealish be in danger of losing his seat? The answer is yes, but ONLY if Fianna Fáil gets its act together and learns a valuable lesson from the 'auld enemy' - Fine Gael.
Operating theatres in Merlin Park Hospital, which have been closed for six months, are still not open, despite having undergone repairs, resulting in some 1,500 patients still awaiting operations.
Close to 10,000 signatures have been collected in the petition demanding Transport Minister Shane Ross support the provision of light rail in Galway, with organisers confident they can secure another c20,000 signatures within the next four weeks.
During my 33 years, Galway has changed from a large town to a small city. But we haven’t done a good job of managing that change. Housing estate after housing estate has sprung up with little additional services in the form of public transport, cycle lanes, community centres or local businesses. Jobs were located in business and industrial parks far away from where people lived.
Following the announcement by the Board of Directors of Time4Us that the service is to close at the end of March, 2018 Deputy Catherine Connolly said she immediately contacted the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone to see if she was aware of the proposed closure and to see what steps, if any, had been taken to ensure the service remains open. She also contacted the board of Time 4 Us with a view to clarifying the situation.
So when is the next General Election? For 18 months after the 2016 poll we were told "There'll be an election in six months." The Government came perilously close to collapse just before Christmas, but now? It seems an election is further away, rather than coming down the tracks fast.
If the pre-Christmas fear that we would have a general election achieved nothing else, it did flush a few Dáil hopefuls out into the public domain, resulting in a bit of competitive electioneering, particularly from two of the city's more testosterone loaded FF hopefuls.
A petition to demand light rail for Galway city, and to prove Transport Minister Shane Ross wrong in his contention that there is no demand for such a system, will begin taking signatures this weekend.
Parents involved in the campaign for a second-level Educate Together school for Galway received a boost to their campaign following cross-party expressions of support for such a school for the city, during a recent visit to Leinster House.