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A commitment to approve a life changing cancer drug has been given by the Health Minister Simon Harris, after Galway East Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte raised the case of a man in her constituency who has been fighting the disease for six years.
The long-awaited review of the National Ambulance Service highlights significant problems with ambulance response times in Roscommon, Galway, and Mayo, according to local Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten.
Athlone Institute of Technology Students Union is calling on newly appointed Minister for Health Simon Harris to reverse the diversion of €12 million from mental health services announced by former Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. AIT Students Union highlighted the dangers in this diversion recently at a demonstration outside Leinster House alongside the Union of Students in Ireland and Mental Health Reform.
Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has described as “shocking” the revelation that a high level flood prevention committee failed to meet for a period of four years.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed confirmation she has now received from the Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton that financial assistance will be provided to landlords of private rented houses towards the cost of repairs to their flood damaged properties where the landlord has no flood insurance.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed new measures introduced by Government this week to tackle the aftermath of the flooding, including the roll-out of a pilot flood protection scheme in Crossmolina.
An inquest into the death of a Galway woman took place a year after her passing without her next-of-kin being informed, it was claimed this week.
It is certainly not going to be a very happy Christmas for many homeowners and businesspeople in Galway who are yet again suffering the effects of severe flooding around the county following the weekend storm. It is a case of déjá vu for many people who have been in this situation numerous times before. Indeed there has been a campaign on-going since 1995 to have drainage work carried in south Galway, and 20 years later the situation remains the same.
The Government has intervened to cover the shortfall in Galway County Council funding, arising from a loss of income from rates, with an allocation of €573,554. One Galway TD has described this as a "timely intervention".
Cllr Anne Rabbitte has expressed her “extreme frustration” with Minister Simon Harris and the Office of Public Works for its continued failure to supply official maps to allow Galway County Council to draw up a credible flood plan.