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“Horrific” cases involving the abuse of elderly and vulnerable residents in some Irish nursing homes over the years have hammered home to families the importance of speaking out if concerns arise, according to the former chairperson of the HSE’s regional health forum, Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely.
Nine young people are becoming unemployed in the west each day which means the Government’s Youth Guarantee scheme for under 25s is either not being implemented or is not working.
Hopes are high that tailbacks plaguing the Knocknacarra/Rusheen Bay area will be dramatically reduced following setting changes to the Barna Road traffic lights.
One-parent families in Galway will be put “under increasing financial pressure” following changes to the one parent family payment which sees the age limit for the youngest child reduced from 10 to seven.
Dog owners allowing their pets to foul in public areas are a “disgrace”, according to city councillor Terry O’Flaherty who is calling on the Galway City Council to erect signs, particularly at beaches and parks.
Commercial activity in Eyre Square is to be severely curtailed following representations made by Fianna Fail city councillor Ollie Crowe who pressed the Galway City Council to respect ratepayers and revoke any commitments already made.
A senator and a Galway County Council seat in Connemara; three council seats in the city; and a councillor for Oranmore Athenry, and all for Sinn Féin, while Labour is on the ropes, bruised, battered, and both eyes blackened.
The Fisheries Tower that has long watched over Wolfe Tone Bridge is due to be repaired and re-opened in the coming months.
After more than a year of campaigning for its return, the seven day burial service is due to be restored by the end of this year, according to city councillor Ollie Crowe who described it as the “right outcome”.
Pedestrian traffic lights at two locations in Salthill, which have been out of action since the storm, need to be repaired before there is a serious accident, warned Fine Gael city councillor Michelle Murphy who has also taken steps to help improve the safety of a pedestrian crossing at Clybaun Road.