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Funeral without a handshake

Last week I lost my Dad to Covid. In talking since with my friend, Declan Varley, editor of this paper, he asked would I put some words down to relay to you readers what it is like to lose someone during these surreal times. If this piece, that I write amidst oceans of grief, helps one person to adhere to Covid restrictions more fully, and therefore potentially saves a life, that would be an enduring legacy to Dad.

Cheevers demands council initiate CPO on derelict Corrib Great Southern site

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A demand has been made for the Galway City Council to initiate a Compulsory Purchase Order on the controversial and derelict Corrib Great Southern site.

No one should be hungry this Christmas

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“When there is no light, shine forth. When there is apathy, show caring for another. When there is a famine, be bread to the hungry soul. When there is a drought, be a well spring of hope.” - A Prayer for Help.

Most homeless households headed by women, Galway Simon report launch is told

Up to two thirds of family households affected by homelessness are headed by women, the launch of the Galway Simon Community annual report was told this week.

Councillors welcome input in draft development plan

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A number of Mayo county councillors have welcomed the engagement between the elected members and council officials on the drawing up of the new draft development plan for the county.

Covid outbreak in one part of Galway could see a lockdown across the county, warns O'Hara

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A Covid-19 cluster in one part of Galway could see a lockdown imposed across all the county, under the Government's new measures - a move that would be "extremely unfair" on the public, and detrimental to businesses.

Call for city council to honour labour and finance commitments to invest in city parks

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Community activists are calling on Galway City Council to honour pre-Covid budgetary commitments to substantially increase labour and financial resources in the city’s parks, as well as to immediately implement the lessons learnt from the lockdown that safe well-maintained biodiversity-rich urban green and blue spaces are vital to people’s health and that of the planet.

Calleary raises Covid-19 crossover concerns at MUH in Dáil

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The chief executive officer of the HSE has been requested by the Health Minister, Simon Harris, to put together a report on a number of issues surrounding the management of Covid-19 and non Covid-19 patients in Mayo University Hospital.

Pertinent advice for food shopping and storage during COVID-19

As public health measures to deal with COVID-19 gradually ease, safefood is reminding people of the steps they can take to protect themselves when food shopping and storing food at home.

Local authority affords support to ‘In This Together’ campaign

Westmeath County Council is offering a range of activities and resources as part of the ‘In this Together Campaign, recently launched by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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