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Ireland needs social housing, student housing, and fair rents

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The housing crisis in Galway continues to intensify. In late July, there were 234 adults accessing emergency accommodation in Galway, with 66 families, including 165 child dependents, counted in the West region, compared to 225 adults and 154 dependents (including adult dependents) a month earlier.

Labour leader backs Galway Local Employment Services workers fight against privatisation

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Attempts to privatise Galway Local Employment Services need “to be fought in every town and county”, otherwise they will “lose their true value” in supporting “vulnerable people back into the workplace”.

Murder in the city, intimidation in the county - Galway, May 1921

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The Government of Ireland Act came into being on May 3 1921, resulting in a parliament for the six northern counties and devolved powers for the 26 counties.

Galwegians deserve a say in their future, says Galway East Labour chair

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Labour Rep Katie Harrington is urging the people of Galway to engage with a new survey on the future of our towns and villages.

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.

New US labor secretary Marty Walsh invited to Galway

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Marty Walsh, the Mayor of Boston, who has been nominated to the post of Labor Secretary by US President-elect Joe Biden, has been invited to visit Galway during his term of office.

Charlie McBride - 'a great supporter of everyone working in the arts in Galway'

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There are not many who had Charlie McBride’s versatility, work ethic, and a willingness to take on a job given to him at the last minute, and be able to rise to the occasion every time.

Galway clubs urged to apply for new sports funding programme

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Galway sports clubs and community groups are being urged to apply for the Government’s new €40 million Sports Capital and Equipment Programme, which was unveiled this week.

‘You have been failed,’ says Taoiseach in Dail to Galwaywoman whose cancer diagnosis was missed

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A Galwaywoman whose cancer diagnosis was missed has this week received an apology in the Dail from Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

City council calls for legislation for compulsory sick pay

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Galway city councillors passed a motion this week calling on the Government to bring forward legislation requiring all employers by law to make provision for sick leave.

 

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