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Ground works for 50 bed ward at Portiuncula Hospital to be completed in May 2021

Ground works to prepare for the construction of a new 50 bed ward at Portiuncula Hospital are expected to be completed by the end...

Staycation tax credit scheme discriminates against older people – Naughten

The government's new scheme to encourage people to staycation and spend money in Irish hospitality businesses discriminates against older people a Galway TD has...

Galway TD asks Tánaiste to head response to loss of 115 jobs in Ballinasloe

A Galway TD is calling on the Tánaiste to convene an emergency meeting of the Western Region Enterprise Committee after the news that 115...

‘Lying under Oath’ not acceptable say Galway TDs calling for perjury law

Three Galway TDs are part of a Regional Group seeking to have a new law penalising perjury, lying under oath to be passed urgently...

Galway TD calls for €15,000 grant for people to buy vacant homes

A Galway TD is proposing that first time buyers who purchase existing vacant homes in areas suffering from depopulation should receive a grant of...

Calls for government intervention to prevent Ballinasloe job losses

There have been calls for government agencies to create a taskforce to protect jobs in Ballinasloe in light of potential job losses at Aptar. The...

Major step forward for new 50 bed A&E at Portiuncula Hospital

A contractor is expected to be chosen shortly for the first stage of work in the development of a new Emergency Department for Portiuncula...

Look for ‘hidden gems’ in Galway rather than packing Salthill – Naughten

As Covid-19 restrictions are eased, and people start travelling again, they should look for the more "hidden gems" in Galway rather than gathering in...

Naughten “disappointed” Minister won’t extend July provision for children with a disability

Galway TD Denis Naughten has said that it's "disappointing" the Minister for Education will not considering extending the July Provision for children with a...

HSE flouted “basic data protection rights” by sharing Covid-19 results with employers

The HSE has ignored people's "basic data protection rights" by sharing Covid-19 test results with employers before informing the individuals Galway TD Denis Naughten...

Galway TD says “systemic failure” caused hundreds of Covid-19 cases in meat plants

Galway TD Denis Naughten has blamed "systemic failure" across multiple government departments for hundreds of Covid-19 cases at meat plants. The HSE has identified 15...

Employers being given Covid-19 test result to pass along to staff Naughten claims

Galway TD Denis Naughten has claimed that the testing and contact tracing system for Covid-19 has such "gross failures" that employers are being given...

HSE sets up team to examine Covid-19 outbreaks in meat plants

The HSE has established a taskforce to examine the current Covid-19 outbreaks in the meat processing industry following a request by a Galway TD. Galway-Roscommon...

Coronavirus: Naughten calls for “relaxing” of lockdown where infection rates are low

A Galway TD has said that the government should consider relaxing lockdown restrictions in parts of the country with "consistently low" Covid-19 infection numbers. The...

Fibre broadband surveying begins in east Galway

Ground surveys to prepare for the rollout of fibre broadband next year are getting underway in parts of east Galway and Roscommon. National Broadband Ireland,...

Student Accommodation providers must offer refunds TD insists

Student accommodation providers must provide refunds to people who had to leave college due to the Covid-19 pandemic a Galway TD has said. Roscommon-Galway TD...

Galway TDs call for face masks to be worn in public

Two Galway TDs are among a regional grouping of Dáil deputies calling for cloth face masks to be worn in public and at work...

Naughten denounces denying Covid-19 unemployment payments to people over 66

A Galway TD has denounced the fact that people over 66 are not included in the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment, saying the Dáil must...

Coronavirus: Emergency powers law must have ‘sunset clause’ – Naughten

Galway TD Denis Naughten says that the emergency powers which will be granted to the government to respond to the coronavirus...

Flood assistance schemes needed as farms and businesses suffer – Naughten

The government should immediately activate flood assistance schemes for farmers and others in need of assistance after Shannon Basin flooding.
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