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ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESSS AND HOUSING HAS TO BE A PRIORITY FOR NEXT GOVERNMENT

16th February 2016

Local homelessness charity COPE Galway has identified a number of key issues it considers the next Government needs to address for those who are without a home in Galway.  The local organisation is asking the Galway public to highlight some priority issues to candidates seeking their vote in the General Election on February 26th 2016, and to ask the candidates to commit to including these issues in any programme for government they or their party enter into. 

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Waterside House highlights ongoing prevalence of domestic violence in Galway on International Day Opposing Violence against Women.

25th November 2015

Anne has rung the refuge five times in the last ten days – she desperately wants to get away from her partner who is being threatening and verbally abusive to both her and their two children aged 4 and 6.  She says she cannot go to family or friends because he will find her there.  She doesn’t want to call the guards because, she says, ‘his family will take it out on me’.  Anne needs refuge but there are no spaces available for her in Galway. 

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