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Galway must 'move ahead urgently' to secure greenway funding says O'Reilly

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The €9 million announced for Greenways and cycling infrastructure in Budget 2020 is "shockingly low", but Galway must still press ahead to secure funding for greenways in the city and county.

Mulherin welcomes €100 million fund for beef farmers

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Senator Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the €100 million fund for beef farmers, which she says will be a big help to the suckler farming sector in Mayo which has been hit very badly by stagnant beef prices.

Mayo homes to benefit from €20 million funding for pyrite and mica remediation schemes

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Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development has announced plans for a special scheme to repair homes affected by Mica and Pyrite to be introduced in Mayo and in Donegal.

Ó Cuív demands Inishbofin coastal erosion study ‘be conducted without delay’

A coastal erosion and flood risk management study for Inishbofin, which was approved for funding in 2015, has still not been carried out, a situation a leading Galway TD has called “disappointing”.

Mayo hoteliers slam VAT rate hike

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The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has expressed deep disappointment at the increase in the tourism VAT rate to 13.5%, announced by Minister Paschal Donohoe as part of Budget 2019.

‘Act before someone is killed’ — Grealish seeks funding for crumbling roads

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Serious deterioration in County Galway's "crumbling" national and local roads are creating "serious safety risks", leading a Galway TD to demand emergency funding be allocated for their repair and maintenance.

Moran welcomes move to rectify pension anomaly

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Minister of State and Longford-Westmeath Independent deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has welcomed moves made by the Government to correct a pension anomaly that has existed for many people, particularly women, since 2012.

Budget 2018 – a summary

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Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe presented the second Budget of the Minority Government Fine Gael-Independent Coalition. Minister Donohoe announced that the total Budget package of €1.2bn favours expenditure increases over revenue reductions reflecting the Government’s commitment to invest in key areas such as education, health, childcare and housing. The Minister also announced additional capital expenditure of €4.3bn over the next 4 years.

More people than ever before are sleeping rough in Galway city

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The number of people sleeping rough in the city is at its highest ever with up to 50 men and women lying in doorways at night. The "extraordinary" deterioration in the homelessness crisis has led to this "unprecedented" situation, according to Martin O'Connor, the assistant CEO of COPE Galway which provides emergency accommodation and day services for the homeless.

Political maneuverings at home and abroad

The French election has come and gone and Monsieur Macron has handsomely defeated Marine Le Pen.

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