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Protest works. This is the message of the last number of weeks. Although Insider is uncomfortable with some of the more intimidating displays seen recently, there is no denying that the scale of the anti-water charges protests, the palpable public anger, and the unprecedented display of hostility shown to both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste has chastened the Government.
Unless the Government starts offering more attractive incentives to small and medium-sized enterprises in Galway, and elsewhere throughout the State, such SMEs are at risk of leaving Ireland to set up in Britain.
Calls to scrap the controversial and publicly mistrusted quango of Irish Water have intensified with one former government TD declaring the body a “fiasco”.
The extension of the BreastCheck screening programme - to include women aged 65 to 69 years - will improve survival rates from this the second most common cancer in the country, a local politician said this week.
A local senator has expressed concern about how University Hospital Galway’s A&E department would cope with any major medical emergency due to the increasing pressure on its services.
Senator Lorraine Higgins has called on the Minister for Finance to come into the Seanad to debate transparency of prices being achieved for proprety sold by NAMA.
This year’s Budget has very little to offer those living in rural and Gaeltacht communities and will do nothing to stem the decline in rural populations, Sen Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said this week.
A Galway senator has declared that a vote for Fine Gael candidate John McNulty in the Seanad elections “is a vote for cronyism”.
The “blatant exploitation” of Irish farmers by the meat industry is “unacceptable” and must be eradicated, so that farmers will be paid a fairer price for their beef.
Children are taking their lives in their hands when crossing the “dangerous” ‘Respond Road’ in Oranmore to attend the town’s various schools.