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Ireland should stop treating its older workers in the public service as second-class citizens and allow them to work on after they reach the age of 65, Galway TD Noel Grealish has said. The Independent Deputy for Galway West raised the issue in a Dáil question to the Minister for Public Expen...read more
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The Government has been urged to stop dragging its heels on the introduction of a scheme to help people with serious disabilities to get out of their homes. Hundreds of people in Galway had benefitted from a similar scheme that offered payments towards transport costs of people who cannot acc...read more
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A Galway TD has criticised the Jobpath employment activation programme, insisting that people are tied up for too long on a scheme that has only minor success and prevents them from getting involved in the likes of Community Employment Schemes, where they could learn valuable skills. Independ...read more
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May 2017: A Galway TD had told the Dáil how the unfairness of a scheme offering support towards long-term nursing home care is causing distress to farm families and small business owners. Independent Deputy Noel Grealish, speaking during a debate on the Nursing Home Support Scheme, said it w...read more
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May 2017: Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish has told the Dáil that there is a crisis of morale within the Defence Forces, due to poor pay and conditions of employment that had some personnel living close to the poverty line. He said that matters were not helped by operational changes ...read more
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May 2017: A number of Galway West TDs are to meet with officials from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in a bid to solve an impasse over traffic calming measures proposed for the village of Clarenbridge. Independent Deputy Noel Grealish said that he had sought the meeting, to be held o...read more
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April 2017: An acute shortage of rental accommodation has now extended out of Galway City and into the county, Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish has revealed. He said that an analysis of advertisements on the country’s leading property and rental accommodation website shows that renta...read more
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April 2017: A Galway TD has expressed frustration with ‘unhelpful’ approaches towards finding solutions to overcrowding at the Emergency Department of UHG and long waiting lists for treatment at the hospital. Deputy Noel Grealish claimed the Government was ‘dodging the issue’ despite Taoisea...read more
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April 2017: A Galway TD has described as ‘ridiculous’ the fact that the city’s Army base is overseen from Cork and called for the abandonment of the current two-area structure of the force. Independent Deputy Noel Grealish, speaking in the Dáil, said that changes introduced in 2012 had resul...read more
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March 2017: The plight of a group of Galway families working in the United States, who are being hampered from returning home because they could have to pay up to €100,000 to put their children through college, has been highlighted in the Dáil. Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish, said ...read more
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March 2017: Galway West TD Noel Grealish has called for the solution to the city’s traffic woes to be taken out of the hands of Galway City Council. Speaking after motorists on the eastern approaches to the city were held up in traffic delays for an hour and more on Monday morning, he said i...read more
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March 2017: One in seven children who are in care in Co Galway have no social worker allocated to look after their specific interests, described by a Galway TD as ‘a continuing national disgrace’. A total of 57 children were awaiting an allocated aftercare social worker in the Galway-Roscomm...read more
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February 2017: Taoiseach Enda Kenny promised Galway West TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil today that he would have another look taken at the question of awarding medals for leadership and bravery to some officers and NCOs involved in the Siege of Jadotville in 1961. Deputy Grealish had asked Mr ...read more
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February 2017: More than 40% of all patients in Ireland waiting more than 18 months for inpatient or day case hospital operation are on the Galway University Hospitals waiting list. And Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish has claimed that part of the reason is that beds in the Surgical ...read more
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February 2017: The number of families and individuals qualified for social housing in Galway City has rocketed by one-third in just three years, an increase that is way above the national average, Galway West TD Noel Grealish has revealed. Figures supplied by the Minister for Housing, Planni...read more
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February 2017: Galway City’s main Garda station will be retained as a fully functioning station after a new Garda regional and divisional headquarters is completed and opened later this year, the Minister for Justice has confirmed. Independent TD Noel Grealish has been assured by Minister Fr...read more
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February 2017: The plight of almost two dozen children who won’t be allowed join their classmates in secondary school next September — and won’t qualify for free school transport either — has been raised by Galway TD Noel Grealish. The children are in their final year at a number of primary ...read more
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January 2017: Jobs have already been lost to Galway because of the city’s growing traffic congestion, the Dáil was told last week. Independent TD Noel Grealish told Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “I know of a number of companies that looked at Galway in recent months and they decided not to locate t...read more
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January 2017: Galway TD Noel Grealish has hit out at what he says are overly restrictive environmental regulations which are posing a threat to the safety of people travelling on the main road running through Connemara. The ongoing hold-up of badly needed works on the N59 between Oughterard ...read more
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January 2017: A call has been made for an end to a rule that means some local authority tenants will never be able to buy their homes from their local council. Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish said that there was unfair discrimination against people living in ‘Part V’ homes that were...read more
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January 2017: A Galway TD has expressed concern at the slower rate of decrease in unemployment among people aged 25 and over compared with those in the younger age group. Latest figures show that the numbers on the Live Register in Galway continues to drop, with the total of 14,100 people at...read more
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A total of 80 childcare providers in Galway City and County are to receive funding of more than half a million euro to help them take on more children in September. The capital grants, which have been revealed to Independent TD Noel Grealish, are to enable private and community-based provider...read more
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Concern about the number of children in care in Galway who do not have a social worker allocated to them has been raised by Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish. “More than one in ten of these children hasn’t yet had a social worker allocated to their care, which is among the highest rates ...read more
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Students from the Aran Islands attending college in NUI Galway or GMIT are considered to be too close to Galway to qualify for full grants. A reduced rate of grant applies to those living within 45km of the third level college they attend. But the exclusion of students from the Aran Islands fr...read more
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More than 2,000 people in Galway with limited means are facing a new bill this month, following the ending of a waiver on their refuse collection charges. They will have to pay as much as €170 extra this year, according to Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish. They are former users of Ga...read more
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