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Conway-Walsh calls for elderly Hardship Fund

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Sinn Féin TD for Mayo, Teachta Dála Rose Conway-Walsh, has this week called for the new government to re-establish a once-off grant in cooperation with Age Action Ireland and the Irish Red Cross, to assist vulnerable elderly people during the pandemic.

ALONE raises access to safe public transport for older people concerns

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the significant lack of accessible and safe transport available to older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Essential tips on caring for carers during COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges for the country’s growing population of carers.

Age Action and the Irish Red Cross launch COVID-19 hardship fund to assist older people

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Age Action and the Irish Red Cross are launching a Covid-19 Hardship Fund in partnership, to support people experiencing difficulties meeting costs associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Canney welcomes support for flood victims

Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has welcomed the announcement of two Government schemes to support people and businesses affected by flooding.

Lifesavers all

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Tuesday November 20, 1984, was a sad day in Galway. It was the day Jimmy Cranny died, and though he had no family, his extended family of many thousands of people he had taught to swim mourned him and marked the passing of a legend. He could be seen at the seashore virtually every evening of the summer for many, many, years teaching children the basics of swimming, and as some of them progressed to competitive swimming, he provided early morning training sessions for them at the canal on a daily basis.

More than €242,000 for ten first responder organisations in Mayo

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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, this week announced funding of €242,296.21 for 10 first responder organisations in Mayo under the First Response Support Measure of CLÁR (Measure 3).

‘Beast From the East’ hits Athlone

 

Council secures funding for flood defences

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The Galway City Council has secured funding for a major flood defence project for the city. The announcement was made by Galway city Mayor Pearce Flannery following an emergency meeting on Wednesday morning at 7am between the OPW Minister, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, an senior executives of the city council, and councillors.

Galway was ready to receive SS Athenia survivors

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In the early afternoon of Monday September 4 1939, Galway’s harbour master, Captain Tom Tierney, was amazed to be contacted by radio from a Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson. It was steaming south towards Galway with 430 survivors from the passenger liner SS Athenia, which had been torpedoed 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. Many of the survivors needed medical attention. Was Galway in a position to offer aid and safety?

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