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Health Forum debates poor ambulance response times in West

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HSE officials say a planned rollout of first responder training as well as other measures should assist in supporting ambulance response times throughout the West.

Forum Chairperson Cllr Padraig Conneely queried a recent report which showed that the West had one of the poorest response times for life threatening cardiac emergencies.

Area Operations Manager with the National Ambulance Service Paudie O’Riordan said the situation with such eight minute response times is a challenge and will need time and investment.

Cllr Padraig Conneely says more immediate action is needed.

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Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.

Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.

He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.

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Inland Fisheries Ireland recruiting new Seasonal Fisheries Officers in Galway

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – Inland Fisheries Ireland is recruiting 36 Seaonal Fisheries Officers in Galway and nationwide.

The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering fifteen counties including Galway.

Seasonal Fisheries Officers from Galway will join teams over the summer months – to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources in Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines.

Those interested in applying must apply before the deadline of Tuesday 21st of February on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website.

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Portiuncula Univeristy Hospital hosting Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a child

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula University Hospital is hosting a Service of Remembrance on the 13th of February for those who have experienced the loss of a child.

Parents and their families who have experienced a bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or after birth are invited to attend.

The service will get underway at 7.30pm in the hospital chapel with light refreshments afterwards.

Deirdre Naughton, Director of Midwifery at the hospital says the service will offer parents a chance to reflect on their journey:

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