Date Published: 10-May-2011
The Dublin City Coroner, Dr. Brian Farrell, is to write to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe after an inquest into the death of a baby in February 2010.
A midwive told the coroners court today that she was unhappy with the treatment being given to mother, Lorraine Reilly from Duniry, Loughrea.
Baby Amber Reilly was delivered at the Ballinasloe hospital by caesarean section on February 9th last year.
According to the Evening Herald, at Baby Amber’s birth, the umbilical cord was around her neck and she suffered brain damage.
She was transferred to the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin where she died 6 days later.
The inquest heard that midwife, Anne Benson, contacted a second consultant after Dr. Peter Lukco administered the medication terbutaline during labour to Lorraine Reilly.
Dr. Lucko said that after giving the medication the patient was feeling much better.
The second consultant, Dr. Naveed Khawaja examined Mrs Higgins in the labour ward and brought her to theatre for an emergency C section.
Dr. Naveed told the coroner that he "possibly" wouldn’t have used the medication terbutaline on someone who had a previous C section.
The coroner recorded a narrative verdict in the inquest and said he would write to Portiuncula Hospital.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.