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“Wrong decision at the worst possible time” – Galway TD on BOI branch closures

Today’s announcement of branch closures across the island by Bank of Ireland is the "wrong decision at the worst possible time", a Galway West...

Mortgage holders left behind by government – Farrell

Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has criticised the government for not providing relief for mortgage holders, despite the European regulator allowing for the reactivation...

Concerns about ‘destruction’ of Mother and Baby Homes testimonies

Reports that survivors’ testimonies to the Mother and Baby Homes commission report have been destroyed are 'very alarming', Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has...

Farrell calls on Minister for Health to pay student nurses and midwives

Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has called on the Minister for Health to 'quit delaying' and immediately pay student nurses and midwives. Speaking ahead of...

1,214 children waiting on initial assessment speech therapy in Galway

A Galway TD has called for an immediate plan from the Government for children to access speech and language therapy.Figures received by Mairéad Farrell...

Galway TD urges Ministers to meet Parents’ Association of Rosedale Special School in city

Mairéad Farrell TD has called on the Minister for Education and Minister for Special Education to meet with the Parents’ Association of Rosedale Special...

Farrell questions procurement process for €14.1m spent on ventilators left unused

Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has said that the government needs to clarify its procurement process after reports that millions was spent on ventilators...

Cross-party support for paid leave for victims of domestic violence

A Galway West TD has welcomed cross-party support of legislation brought forward by Sinn Féin which would provide for paid leave for victims of...

Hike in electricity PSO levy hits businesses & families when they can least afford it

Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has said that the recent hike in the electricity PSO levy is hitting businesses and families when they can...

Call for Minister for Health to ‘step up to the plate’ and pay student nurses

Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has called on Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to step up to the plate and pay student nurses. During a...

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...
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