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Inis Meain residents feel forgotten over long running pier development

The residents of Inis Meain feel forgotten by a lack of progress and communication on the Caladh Mór pier harbour development, which has been...

Galway TD calls for winter ban on utility disconnections

Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has welcomed the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) moratorium on disconnections until 1 December.But she called on the...

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes must be listened to, says Galway TD

Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has called on the Government to ensure that survivors of mother and baby homes have an opportunity to have...

Don’t seal Mother and Baby Homes records for 30 years, urges Galway TD

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman has been urged to respect survivors' wishes and ensure the Mother and Baby Homes records are not sealed for thirty...

Backlog of 353 in Galway for home energy improvements

Concerns have been raised for elderly people and those on lower incomes who have not had planned energy upgrades made to their homes this...

Best water quality readings in 8 years at Ballyloughane Beach is “hugely positive”

A Galway West TD has described the water readings at Ballyloughane Beach this season as “hugely positive”.Mairéad Farrell TD noted that 16 water quality...

Ireland suffers second largest fall in employment growth in EU

Unemployment figures released by the European Commission this week have been described as 'shocking' by a Galway West TD. The figures show that Ireland suffered...

Lives will be lost if cancer screening and treatment backlog is not addressed – Farrell

Failure to address the backlog in cancer screening and treatment services will cost lives, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has said.The Sinn Féin TD...

954 children in Galway waiting over 1 year to see a psychologist

There are 1,464 children and teenagers waiting to see a primary care psychologist in Galway, with 954 waiting for more than one year.Across the...

“Holidays are over – let’s get Dáil back in action ASAP” – Galway TD

Mairéad Farrell TD has called for the Dáil to be recalled as soon as possible after GolfGate destroyed 'public confidence in public life'.Speaking today...

Mairéad Farrell TD writes to Eamon Ryan about suspension of City Direct Bus services

Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has written to Minister Eamon Ryan to express her concerns about the ongoing suspension of essential bus services in...

Huge class sizes in parts of Galway is a “huge concern” says Galway TD

A Galway West TD has expressed concerns about new figures from the Department of Education which show class sizes with as many as 37...

Aran Islands residents raise concerns about potential COVID outbreak

Medical staff and 'adequate procedures' must be in place on the Aran Islands in the event of a coronavirus outbreak, following reports of another...

Lessons need to be learned over COVID clusters at meat plants

Lessons need to be learned by meat plants over the clusters of Covid-19 that emerged at factories over the course of the pandemic.That's according...

Providing affordable homes is key litmus test of new government, says Galway TD

A Galway West TD has stated that delivering real affordable homes for working people in the county and across the state will be the...

Two Galway Sinn Féin TDs selected for front bench

Galway's two Sinn Féin TDs have been appointed to positions on the party's front bench.Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has been selected as Sinn...

Galway TD raises issue of Rosedale School in Galway City with Minister for Education

A Galway West TD has raised the issue of Galway City based Rosedale School for children with severe or profound intellectual disabilities with Minister...

Homes for less than €230,000 in Galway could be available under proposed SF scheme

Affordable homes for less than €230,000 could be purchased in Galway City by households with gross incomes between 45,000 and 75,000 per year, under...

Galway private hospitals should be utilised before agreement runs out

Private hospitals should be utilised to carry out procedures before July when the agreement between the HSE and these hospitals runs out. That's according to...

Govt must provide increased supports as hardship fund deadline brought forward – TD

The government must provide increased supports for older people affected by COVID-19, a Galway TD has said. Mairéad Farrell TD was speaking after it was...
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Gary Boylan signs for Galway United

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Funding for new toilet with greater disability access in Salthill

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