Essential Youth Counselling Service

Deputy Catherine Connolly very much welcomes confirmation from HSE management that funding will be made available to ensure that the Youth Counselling Service will not close its doors in September and will continue to operate in Galway City and County. Deputy Connolly said the Youth Counselling Service provides an essential service to young children andContinue Reading

Housing crisis continues unabated

Deputy Connolly says the rhetoric from the government in relation to their policy ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ is simply hiding the magnitude of the housing crisis. Last week in the Dáil Deputy Connolly raised the housing crisis on both a specific and general level in relation to Galway City. Specifically she highlighted the case of a housingContinue Reading

Bus Éireann strike sadly inevitable

Deputy Connolly said that the strike by Bus Éireann workers was inevitable given both the demand by management that core pay be cut and the indifference displayed by the Minister and government in relation to the mounting crisis. The decision to strike was not taken lightly by the workers and it is extremely for themContinue Reading

Light-rail is the solution to the traffic problem in Galway

Deputy Connolly said the level of traffic congestion on Galway’s roads is simply not sustainable on any level. It is causing great frustration among motorists on a daily basis, it is interfering with our competitiveness and severely impacting on our ability to deliver on our commitments under climate change legislation. Indeed it has now beenContinue Reading

Tuam Mother and Baby Home: Survivors and their families must be at the heart of this Commission

Deputy Connolly welcomes the Minister’s confirmation that the second interim report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission will be published by the end of March. The publication of the report, however, must be accompanied by an explanation as to why there has been such an unacceptable delay in its release. It would seem thatContinue Reading

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