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Galway TD condemns Bus Eireann cuts to intercity services

Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice has condemned the decision by Bus Eireann to close a number of intercity routes, and said that allowing it will...

Farmers stabbed in the back with TB risk letters – Fitzmaurice

The government risks doing "untold damage" to farmers by issuing TB Herd History Risk Statements and Report letters a Galway TD has claimed.Indepented TD...

“Planning debacle” puts farmers at risk of losing TAMS funding – Fitzmaurice

Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice has warned that unfair delays in the planning process are putting farmers at risk of losing much needed TAMS funding.The...

Rural pubs “facing ruin” due to delay in reopening

Many rural pubs are facing the prospect of permanent closure due to government's decision not to allow them to reopen Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice...

Michael Fitzmaurice states opposition to new coalition government

Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice spoke in opposition to the nomination of Micheál Martin as Taoiseach today as the formation of our new government continues.Micheál...

Funding for Trading Online Voucher Scheme “falls significantly short” of what’s needed

The funding levels for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme falls "significantly short" of what is needed to help support businesses recovering from COVID-19 Galway...

Private hospitals “must resume” some normal service

Private hospitals must begin to resume normal service "as soon as possible" Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice says, as the number of Covid-19 patients drops. The...

Calls for technological solution to driving test backlog

New practices and technology could be used to tackle the massive backlog of driving test applications which have piled up in the Covid-19 crisis...

Calls for Beef Market Taskforce to reconvene remotely

Calls have been made for the Beef Market Taskforce to reconvene via video link after more than three months since its last meeting. The Beef...

Fitzmaurice claims Wage Subsidy rule hurting small businesses

Employers are being deemed ineligible for the Wage Subsidy Scheme and forced to cut ties with workers due to a "technicality" in the rules...

Coronavirus: people must not “flaunt” travel restrictions just to visit holiday home

People must not "flaunt" travel restrictions imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus just to visit holiday homes this weekend a Galway TD has...

Turf cutters “hamstrung” by An Bord Pleanala’s indecision

Bord na Mona and ordinary turf cutters are stuck in limbo waiting for An Bord Pleanála to make a decision on...

Irish Water budget cuts would leave rural towns to suffer – Fitzmaurice

Cuts to the budget of Irish Water will have long lasting consequences for rural towns and villages Galway TD Michael Fizmaurice...

Call for proactive anti flooding measures after heavy rain

Flooding has been on people's minds again in Galway recently as we have been going through a protracted period of heavy...

Roscommon-Galway: Michael Fitzmaurice re-elected handily

Independent Michael Fitzmaurice is the first TD elected in Galway, passing the quota on the 1st count in Roscommon-Galway.

Election: Fitzmaurice leads in Roscommon-Galway tallies

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice is a shoe in to be returned to his seat, leading the tallies in Roscommon-Galway

Fear of increased ATM fees as banks plan mass sell off

Fears have been raised that ATM fees could increase drastically under plans by Ireland's two largest banks to sell of huge numbers of machines...

“End is near” for Simon Harris says Fitzmaurice amid record overcrowding

Independent Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said that the "end is near" for Health Minister Simon Harris amid critical hospital overcrowding. The warning that Simon...

Galway awarded funding for 66 community enhancement projects

Galway City and County have been allocated €275,806 for 66 projects from the Community Enhancement Programme. The Community Enhancement projects come from a wide range...

Credit Unions “crucified” by Central Bank Fitzmaurice accuses

Credit Unions have been "crucified" by the Central Bank for years now a Galway TD has said, blaming 'Big Brother' tactics for closures. Galway-Roscommon TD...
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Increase in COVID-19 patients in Galway hospitals with 24 confirmed cases

The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Galway has continued to climb steadily, with 24 confirmed cases in Galway hospitals.The latest figures from...