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Hanley calls for designated park times for vulnerable people

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Creating specific hours during the day for "medically vulnerable people" to access public parks is "vital" in ensuring they can safely enjoy the outdoors and get exercise during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Calls for re-opened Galway to be conducive to social distancing

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Calls have been made this week to change the streetscape of the city to make it more conducive to social distancing over the duration of the Covid-19 crisis.

Galway must prioritise pedestrian and cycling facilities to meet challenges of post-Covid19 society

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"When Autumn comes and more workplaces are open alongside schools and colleges we need to have increased walking and cycling for transport to work in this city. This will be needed alongside adapted but reliable public transport and personal car use, or we may be facing transport issues like we've never seen before."

Covid-19 shows business can support remote working, says Hanley

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Many of the measures being taken by institutions and businesses to ensure work continues are measures disability advocates have been requesting for years, and such measures should be retained once the Covid-19 pandemic has passed.

Covid-19 sees Government create 'two-tier' welfare system, says Hanley

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Those who have lost employment or income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who receive welfare allowance support, get 50 per cent more than those on the usual payment, resulting in "a two tier social welfare system".

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Mental health care a vital service to combat effects of social distancing and self-isolation

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The prolonged period of social distancing and self-isolation will have mental health ramifications which the Government must take this into account as part of its response to Covid-19.

Hanley demands rent and rates freezes during Covid-19 crisis

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"Nobody should be evicted or impoverished as a result of the Coronavirus. Other European countries have placed an amnesty on rents while COVID-19 lasts and for the sake of our society we should do the same."

Coronavirus - 'look after each other and stay calm' advises councillor

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Panic buying toilet paper, hand sanitisers, and foods because of Coronavirus will "disadvantage vulnerable people and leave them unable to access basic needs", a Galway city councillor has warned.

Owners of derelict Corrib Great Southern challenged to state plans for hotel after fire breaks out at site

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The fire which broke out at the derelict Corrib Great Southern Hotel on Monday must put pressure on the owners of the "unsightly building" to demolish it, otherwise the owners are simply showing further "scant regard" for the wellbeing of residents living close-by.

 

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