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Senior management at the HSE does not believe the recruitment moratorium in the public sector is to blame for the doubling of the agency nursing bill at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar over the last four years.
COPE Galway have announced the opening of their new charity shop on St Augustine St., Galway. The shop will provide vital funds for COPE Galway and all proceeds from the shop will help deliver front-line services to vulnerable and isolated people in Galway city and county.
Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary has raised the serious problem with the upsurge in the number of burglaries which are taking place in Mayo over the past two months which has caused “genuine fear across the county”. The deputy, who raised the matter in the Dáil on Tuesday, has called on the Minster for Justice, Alan Shatter, to engage with the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, “immediately” in relation to the increase in numbers of robberies across the region.
After the political holiday season – where events such as the London Olympics provided a welcome diversion from all things political and economic – the onset of autumn and the return of the Dáil has brought us all crashing back to reality.
Almost 40 per cent of households in the Galway County Council region have yet to pay the controversial household charge, according to figures released by the local authority this week.
Any benefits of major savings scraped together by the Galway County Council is not being felt within the county, with the maintenance of roads and services suffering as a result of the “sledgehammer of Minister Hogan”, according to Tuam based Independent councillor Seán Canney.
The new document published yesterday on public sector reform may appear to be irrelevant to those of us who do not work in the public sector but on closer inspection, it becomes clear that everyone is going to be affected by these cuts.
Kilkenny is to be directly affected by a number of public sector cuts coming down the line in coming months.
Fine Gael will take two teachers out of every school and one in every six nurses out of hospitals if the party’s vision for the public services ever becomes a reality.
There were further job cuts at Mayo General Hospital this week with unconfirmed reports that up to 15 nurses will not have their contracts renewed and hours have been cut. In an effort to cut costs before the end of the year, to prevent an estimated €2 million overspend, some wards will also be reduced to a five-day week. Staff morale is reportedly very low at the hospital and workers say these budgetary decisions have no regard for patient care.