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Fianna Fail TD says Eamon O Cuiv must run as Independent in presidential race

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – If Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv decides to run for President, he’ll have to do it as an Independent candidate.
That’s according to one of his fellow TDs, Fianna Fail’s Timmy Dooley who says the matter of Fianna Fáil’s nomination for the presidency is closed as the party has already decided to back Michael D Higgins.
His comments come as Fianna Fáil Galway city councillor Ollie Crowe has sent a letter to his party colleagues in local authorities across the country seeking their support for Deputy Ó Cuív in the presidential race.
Councillor Crowe argues 95% of councillors and grassroots members believe the party should contest the Presidential Election in the autumn.
Meanwhile, it’s understood a group of Fianna Fail county councillors are planning to write to the party leader to ask him to reconsider the decision not to put forward a candidate.
For more on this story, tune in at 2pm…

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Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.

Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.

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Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.

The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.

The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,

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Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.

Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.

The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.

The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.

Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today:

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