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Average rents in Galway city are now in excess of €1,096 a month or 30 per cent above rental rates at the end of the Celtic Tiger era in 2008, a situation that is leading to Galway politicians calling on the Government to admit the introduction of Rent Pressure Zones in the city has failed.
Despite the opening of a new Emergency Department in University Hospital Limerick, the hospital continues to suffer severe overcrowding, a situation that should serve as a warning to Galway and its own A&E crisis.
Róisín Shortall TD, co-leader of the Social Democrats, and Niall Ó Tuathail, Social Democrats Galway representative, and health reform advisor to the NHS, will address a public meeting on the future of healthcare services in the State tonight (Thursday).
A call has been made for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the closure this week of operating theatres in Merlin Park Hospital after the discovery of major leaks in the roof structure.
There are more than 3,000 empty homes in Galway City, or about 10% of total, according to CSO Statistics. But according to Social Democrats Galway representative Niall Ó Tuathail, government doesn’t know where most of these homes are, and so are struggling to take measures to get them occupied.
Close to 200 adults in Galway are now classed homeless according to the figures released recently by the Department of Housing, a situation that is only going to get worse according to the Social Democrats.
The emergence of racist and neo-Nazi graffiti in Galway has been linked with vandalism on the city's main mosque this week. However the public has stood firm with the Muslim community against any form of Islamophobia, while politicians have condemned the attack as "cowardly" and "dreadful".