Date Published: 27-Sep-2011
The campaign to save a city nursing home from closure has "reached a turning point".
That’s according to City Cllr Catherine Connolly who was speaking after a public meeting organised by the ‘Save St. Francis Nursing Home’ Campaign last night.
All of the Galway West TDs and Senators attended and gave unanimous support to the campaign.
The HSE plans to close the facility in Newcastle, they’ve already reduced the number of residents from 40 to 19.
The TDs now plan to organise a meeting with Health Minister James Reilly.
The HSE West Regional forum will also vote on the issue at a meeting this afternoon.
Chairperson Cllr Paraic Conneely has requested the HSE defer a meeting with residents of the home planned for this Thursday.
Councillor Catherine Connolly says it doesn’t make sense to close the home, when the latest figures from UHG show that 36 people were in hospital when they should have been in a nursing home.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.