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2 hours ago

The Taoiseach has admitted he's not satisfied with the slow progress on a long-awaited new emergency department at UHG.
Leo Varadkar was responding to a query in the Seanad from Senator Sean Kyne. 
Senator Kyne argued it's five years since Saolta promised that planning permission would be sought for a new building incorporating a new ED, as well as paediatric and maternity services. 
But he said there's still no date in sight for an application - and that's something Leo Varadkar said he's equally unhappy about. 

2 hours ago

Works are to get underway shortly to extend the left hand lane from Roscam onto the Dublin Road. 
It's hoped the move will help alleviate traffic bottlenecks at the junction during peak times. 
It follows the recent completion of works to restore the junction at Spar back to its original width. 
There was controversy after the access point for almost 800 homes was reduced to a single lane to accommodate cycle lanes. 
Councillor Alan Cheevers says no-one is against active travel but common sense needs to be applied. 

4 hours ago

Local dog rescue charity MADRA is drawing attention to the "shocking" findings of the first national census on homeless dogs in Ireland. 
The landmark census was overseen by Connemara-based MADRA, in collaboration with Galway County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development. 
It collected data from over 120 rescues and local authorities - and reveals there are currently over 3,000 dogs in shelters and pounds. 
MADRA says that figure does not include many hundreds of dogs who are currently on waiting lists for space in shelters. 
Speaking to Galway Talks, founder Marina Fiddler said rescue charities are being overwhelmed with a "tsunami" of dogs being given up by owners. 

4 hours ago

Galway-based Supermac’s has been voted by consumers as the Best Irish Restaurant Brand.
The latest annual Irish Customer Experience report found our overall happiness with Irish companies rose by 5 per cent.
The CX report listed Supermacs as the Best brand in the Restaurants sector, and one of the highest ranking Galway companies.
The Credit Union was voted the overall Best Brand title for the ninth year in a row, while RTE was voted one of the least trustworthy.
CEO of The CX Company Cathy Summers says there were a few reasons for RTE's low ranking:


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