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Increase in demand for palliative care services drives need for new hospice

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A planning application for a new €20 million Galway Hospice at Merlin Park is to be submitted to Galway City Council over the next few days, in response to increased demand for palliative care services across a range of conditions.

Galway Hospice unveils plans for Merlin Park site

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A planning application for a new €20 million 36-bed Galway Hospice at Merlin Park is to be submitted to Galway City Council over the next few days, setting in train a planning debate that will put the hospice on a collision course with local environmentalists.

Protect the meadows from ‘strange’ Hospice development, say friends of Merlin Woods

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awareness of the need for green places, the link between health and our environment, the collapse of biodiverse species because of threats to habitats, it seems strange that somewhere like the meadows in Merlin Park Woods would be developed, but this is the case as we await the plans for the development of the new Galway Hospice site on one of Galway most biodiverse locations.

2020 still in good place, but having to hold special council meetings sends out wrong message, says Flannery

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called for Galway City Council this week to hear updates on the progress of the Galway 2020 programme. There had been a considerable amount of innuendo circulating regarding the operations of the company and what appeared to be a lack of progress. As a result the CEO and Chair of the 2020 Organisation came into the council chamber to make a presentation and update us on their progress.

Heated meeting hears 2020 chief ask stakeholders to focus on delivering one of world’s top cultural events

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The chief executive of Galway 2020 has this week called on all the stakeholders to focus on the bigger picture and help deliver what will be one of the world’s top cultural events.

The Crane Bar

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This pub, which is situated on the corner of William Street West and the Small Crane, was originally known as the West End Bar. In the 1930s it was owned by Paddy and Angela (known as Alda) Smith who lived over the pub. They also owned the garage behind the pub, which Paddy managed. This was where Bell, Book and Candle bookshop is today. Mrs Smith was from Loughrea and when she and her husband retired, they sold the business to her brother Mickey Coen. He ran it until 1970 when Padraig Cummins took it over. Padraig had a business in Menlo making concrete slabs.

Ó Cuív says 3,000 new houses needed if Galway is to meet accommodation crisis

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Some 3,000 new housing units are needed for Galway city if the current demands for accommodation are to be met, but the Galway City Council is only due to complete 14 houses this year, which is both "minuscule" and "disappointing".

Galway Simon chief fears council will not deliver 400 homes needed by year’s end

The latest figures released last week by the Department of Housing for April showed a fourfold increase in the number of families in emergency accommodation in the West of Ireland compared to April 2017. There was a 60% increase in the number of adults in emergency accommodation over the same period.

Corrib Park infill developments threaten facilities, warns Crowe

Plans to create greater density in housing estates like Corrib Park, Carn Ard, Ballinfoyle Park, and Castle Park, will “jeopardise” community and recreational facilities in those areas and fail to solve traffic and safety problems.

Galway 2020 to deliver ‘world class’ programme despite departure of creative director

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Despite the loss of its creative director this week, the company behind Galway 2020 remain unfazed by the departure and fresh claims that the project is in crisis.

 

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