Death of Connemara girl in alleged misdiagnosis case raised in Seanad
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway Senator is calling on Health Minister James Reilly to enter a debate on the role of the medical council in professional misconduct hearings.
Sinn Fein Senator Trevor O Clochartaigh raised the issue of medical misconduct complaints in the Seanad earlier today.
He outlined the alleged misdiagnosis case of a six year old Connemara girl.
Senator Trevor O Clochartaigh made reference in the Seanad to the death of six-year-old Ava Conroy from Connemara, who died in 2011 after alleged misdiagnosis.
He said that a precedent set by a previous High Court ruling, known as the Corbally ruling, has made the complaint process very difficult.
Senator O Clochartaigh says that a number of families like the Conroy’s do not feel they are getting justice under the current framework:
Minister says “no question” Loughrea bus service must be examined
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Cabinet Minister has accepted there is “no question” that the lack of bus services to Loughrea must be examined.
Minister Darragh O Brien was responding to a question from Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon, who said the situation is unacceptable.
He argued it’s just 30 minutes from Galway City and has a population of 6 thousand – but there’s no service after 6.30pm.
Cabinet Minister admits delays to Galway Housing Taskforce report “unusual”
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Cabinet Minister has admitted that major delays to a report from the Galway Housing Taskforce are “unusual”.
The matter was raised in the Dáil by Galway West TD Catherine Connolly.
She pointed out there’s not been one single report produced since the taskforce was set up by Government in 2019 to analyze the local housing crisis.
Speaking in response, Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohue wasn’t aware of the specifics – but admitted it is unusual.
Traffic disruption expected in Doughiska as three-day works get underway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Traffic disruptions are to be expected in Doughiska and Roscom from this evening as three-day road surfacing works take place.
The works will get underway at 6pm between the Old Dublin Road and the Ros Caoin estate.
A one-way system will be in place, and motorists will only be able to drive southbound, with only emergencies allowed north of Ros Caoin junction.
The works are taking place today Tuesday, tomorrow Wednesday and Thursday between 6pm and midnight.