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News in Brief - Around the county

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Take a quick tour though what's been going on around Mayo in our News in Breif section. 

Tea party fundraiser raises funds for COPE

Much-needed funds for COPE's Galway domestic abuse service have been raised by a recent online tea party.

NUI Galway report makes recommendations to BAI about absence of Irish language content on licensed radio stations

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Research funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and carried out by NUI Galway into the use of the Irish language on licensed radio services has made several recommendations.

Séamus Ó Beirn made his difference as a doctor

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The praise lavished on Dr Séamus Ó Beirn by the Tuam Herald (February 22 1908), for his lectures and lantern slides on the scourge of tuberculosis in Connemara, was justified. The journalist said he is ‘a plain dispensary doctor whose soul is aflame with Christian charity, and the love of his native tongue’.

With funding at crisis levels, merging the county and city councils must be considered

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It is with some bemusement that I noted the recent contributions in Seanad Éireann regarding the future of local authority arrangements in Galway and, in particular, the voicing of opposition to the amalgamation of the Galway county and city councils.

N5 construction to commence in quarter two - Calleary

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Mayo Fianna Fáil TD, Dara Calleary, has been informed that an assessment of tenders for the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramogue construction contract, is ongoing.

Politicians urged to press for speedy funding allocation for Newcastle Community Centre

Newcastle/Dangan residents are calling on local politicians to take action to speed up the allocation of funding for a community centre for the area. It has a population of more than 6,000 people and is equivalent in size to Ballinasloe or Westport.

Lack of maternity leave for councillors ‘simply unacceptable’ says Hoade

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The pressure felt by women who work as local authority elected members “just weeks after giving birth”, owing to a lack of proper maternity provision in the State, is “simply unacceptable in 2021”.

UHG must be priority over planned Merlin Park hospital, says Kyne

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The needs of UHG for urgent funding and a new emergency department must not be ignored in favour of the proposed new hospital in Merlin Park, which may take 20 years to see completion.

Minister must honour ‘promise’ to provide new building for Scoil Chaitríona

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Education Minister Norma Foley must “live up to her promise” and provide a new school building for the staff and pupils of Scoil Chaitríona in Renmore.

 

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