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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. 

'I'm standing up to the bullies,' says Mayor as gardai hunt those who threatened him

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The past two weeks have given me a chance to meet with the Gardaí a number of times, assess my home and personal security and just make sure my family were okay. I needed the time and break away to find the head space to do this as it has been a very stressful period for our family.

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.

Why workers need protections more than ever

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One of the basic lessons from the pandemic is how interconnected we are - your mask protects me, mine protects you. Early outbreaks of Covid in meat-processing factories - where workers cannot practice social distancing - were exacerbated by the fact these low-income workers lack sick pay. Unable to afford to (willingly) forego wages, workers masked symptoms, hoped for the best, and clocked in, with disastrous results.

High-level meeting expected to progress new emergency department for UHG

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A high-level meeting to advance a new emergency department for UHG will take place on March 2 between the Saolta hospital group and the national HSE and HSE estates.

Senator calls for full Mother and Baby apology from Galway County Council at meeting

Green party Senator Pauline O'Reilly has called on Galway County Council to issue a full apology to the survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Homes at their meeting in Corrandulla tomorrow (Monday).

30 new high-quality Galway jobs a boost for the west, says senator

The creation of thirty new jobs in Galway by Enterprise Ireland Companies is a huge boost for the West of Ireland, according to Senator for Roscommon-Galway, Aisling Dolan who is Seanad Spokesperson for Further & Higher Education, Science, Innovation and Research.

Passing bay at Oranmore Station first phase of possible double tracking

Galway County Council, in conjunction with Irish Rail, has prioritised an application under the Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF) for a passing bay at Oranmore Railway Station.

GMIT incident highlights need for unconscious bias training for college staff, says Dolan

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An incident in which lecturers were overheard using insulting language about their students has highlighted the need for unconscious bias training for all staff in the Higher Education sector, a Fine Gael Senator has said.

Senator welcomes prioritisation of high speed broadband in Ballinasloe

Fine Gael Senator for Roscommon-Galway, Aisling Dolan, has welcomed news that Ballinasloe has been selected as one of only five prioritised areas for the rollout of broadband by National Broadband Ireland (NBI).

 

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