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A suggestion by a number of county councillors that a special €100,000 fund, which has been made available by Galway County Council to fund badly needed repair works in unfinished estates across the county, be used to solely provide public lighting, was rejected by councillors at this week’s local authority meeting.
The controversial closure of the 22 acute mental health beds at St Brigid’s Hospital in Ballinasloe will continue to be a major issue and the “time has come for it to be reviewed”, that is according to Independent Tim Broderick who was re-elected to Galway County Council at the count centre at NUI Galway today.
Fine Gael looks set to continue its current dominance of Galway County Council, but Fianna Fáil and Independents are set to have a solid election and may even narrow the gap with the governing party.
Of all the towns in Ireland the recession hit Gort the hardest, falling from the top 10 per cent in 2002 to the bottom 10 per cent by 2011, according to a Teagasc supported research conducted by the Commission for the Economic Development or Rural Areas (CEDRA).
The HSE West was accused of operating double standards regarding the smoking ban this week after it emerged that there was an ashtray located outside on a window sill at Merlin Park Hospital. This is despite the fact that the public hospital is designated a smoke-free facility.
Political pressure must be put on the HSE West to review its decision that all new mental health patients from Ballinasloe must now attend the psychiatric unit at University Hospital Galway, a former vice chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum insists.
Towns across County Galway are to be stripped of their Community Welfare Offices which are to be reduced to just a few locations, a move that has attracted condemnation from Independent politicians.
Crime figures in the county are down significantly on 2011 according to a new Garda report which was presented to the Joint Policing Committee at County Buildings on Monday.
Ballinasloe is this week preparing for the annual Ballinasloe October Fair and Festival, which gets under way in the town this weekend.
The programme of events for the 2011 Ballinasloe October Fair, worth in the region of €8.5 million to the local economy, was officially launched by Mayor of Ballinasloe, Cllr Mike Kelly at a special reception at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe on Monday night.