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Community rallies around Moycullen man injured in Australia

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Friends and family of a young Connemara man, injured in an accident in Australia, are organising fundraising efforts to help with his care.

25-year-old Ryan Croker from Moycullen is in a serious condition after sustaining a spinal injury in Perth.

The young Moycullen man was with friends in a new house in Perth when he jumped into a swimming pool last month injuring his spine and neck.

His mother Kathleen, who is the secretary of Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh in Knocknacarra, his sister Grace and his cousin David have gone to Perth where Ryan’s being treated in hospital.

This week, friends and family set up the Ryan Croker Benefit Fund, with a number of fundraising events planned over the coming weeks.

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Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the mother and baby home redress scheme.

Catherine Martin’s comments follow harsh criticism from the opposition on the scheme.

40 percent of survivors have been excluded from the scheme, as they spent less than six months in mother and baby homes.

Minister Martin says survivors not being interrogated when receiving redress is important:

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Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he “remains a supporter” of Galway City Ring Road

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that he remains a supporter of the Galway City Ring Road.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach was asked by Deputy Ciaran Cannon about delays to double-tracking train services between Athenry and Oranmore.

Deputy Cannon said he understood a long-awaited feasibility study has somehow now been attached to an all-island rail review.

Leo Varadkar said that’s not something he agrees with.

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Councillor organises cross border information clinic in Castledaly for HSE waiting list patients

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gort-Kinvara area councillor Geraldine Donohue has organised an information clinic for today for people who are on the HSE Waiting List and looking for faster treatment or surgery in Northern Ireland.

The Independent councillor is calling it a Cross Broder Clinic as it will be attended by representatives from Kingsbridge Hospital Belfast

The information clinic is being held at St Thomas GAA Club in Castledaly in Loughrea today from 9.30am to 4.30pm

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