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Renters can expect little from new Housing Commission, warns McNelis

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The more than 400,000 people living in the private rental sector in the State will “remain voiceless”, as no renters’ rights activists have been included on the new Housing Commission.

Disability services waiting lists for children ‘spiral’ in the west

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“Spiraling” waiting lists for disability services in the west of Ireland have resulted in more than 13,000 children waiting up to a year before they can see a specialist.

Process needed to allow reporting of positive antigen test, says McNelis

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A process must be put in place to allow people to report a positive antigen test through their GP, or the Covid Tracker app, a former mayor of the city has said.

Merchants Road plan will ‘create stronger cultural space’ in city, says McNelis

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Planning permission for a development involving social housing and a cultural space along Merchant’s Road is expected to be sought by the Galway City Council within the coming months.

Blackrock diving tower to be fully renovated by 2023

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By 2023, and in time for the official start of the summer swimming season, the Blackrock diving tower should be completely renovated and refurbished.

Galway households could pay extra €400 next year on heating costs

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Soaring heating bills and hikes in prices from energy suppliers could see Galwegians shelling out an extra €400 next year for heating costs.

No progress on Kingston Parklands sports pitch and playground until 2022

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It is likely to be autumn 2022 before any work can start on the much needed sports ground, playground, and parking facilities for St John The Apostle School in Knocknacarra.

McNelis calls for tougher legislation to police short term letting in the city

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Legislation bringing in the Revenue Commissioners, and the charging of commercial rates and commercial water charges, needs to be brought in to tackle short term letting in the city centre.

McNelis brands Budget 2022 ‘a disappointment’

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“A fiver here and a fiver there is not good enough for those waiting on lists and on trolleys. People want system change, not throwaway tax cuts.”

Reopening of society cannot mean a return to the ‘old normal’, says McNelis

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“As we emerge from the pandemic, it is important to recognise those whose jobs are not returning, and provide support to enable them to engage in training and education.”

 

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