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Nothing less than a new hospital will do

The west’s two most senior health managers have publicly backed a vision to build a new public hospital in Galway. Head honchos from Saolta Hospital Group confirmed to a Dáil Committee that there is an...
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Health deal to create 250 new construction jobs

A successful Galway building firm is leading the construction of 14 primary health care centres across the country – with the creation of 250 new jobs in the process. Six of the centres are in...

Freedom of Connemara for US mayor

An effort is underway to make the Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, a Freeman of Connemara. Councillor Seán Ó Tuairisc believes that the new local Government structure west of the Corrib – the Connemara District Municipal...
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Hundreds have cancer appointments cancelled

Hundreds of patients undergoing cancer treatment had their clinic appointments cancelled at short-notice this year at University Hospital Galway, according to shameful new statistics. The Health Service Executive (HSE) West has confirmed that it cancelled...

Community devastated by tragic death

THE parish of Barna/Furbo is in shock this week after the road tragedy at the weekend that claimed the life of a 22-year-old local woman and left another young woman seriously injured. Cliodhna Thornton (22),...

Consequences of oil spillage would be ‘unimaginable’

The ‘unimaginable’ consequences of an oil spillage on Galway Bay have been highlighted Galway City Councillors were warned last week of the potential natural disaster that would arise if one of the oil tankers using...


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