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Health Minister requests update on Merlin Park orthopaedic theatre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Minister is to contact the Saolta Hospital Group to request an update on the planned re-opening of an orthopaedic theatre at Merlin Park.
It’s after Saolta recently revealed that the surgery theatre would re-open by mid-March after being closed since September due to a leaking roof.
However, concerns have been raised that the deadline might be missed – as surgery waiting lists continue to climb as a result of the closure.
Galway West Deputy Hildegarde Naughton says Minister Simon Harris is making enquiries to ensure the orthopaedic theatre re-opens as planned.
Meanwhile, it’s expected that a new modular theatre building planned at Merlin Park to provide additional capacity will open around October.
Deputy Naughten says it’s crucial that the deadline for this building is also adhered to.

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Plans to demolish nursing home in Barna to make way for housing turned down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to demolish a nursing home in Barna to make way for a housing development have been rejected.

The project, led by Tony O’Flaherty, would have seen 12 detached houses built at Truskey West.

It would have involved the demolition of the Villa Maria Nursing Home – to be replaced with houses arranged in one row of 7 units, and another of 5 units.

But county planners have turned down the application, finding it would be an over-development of the area.

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Boil Water Notice lifted for customers in Eyrecourt

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The Boil Water notice has been lifted for all affected customers in Eyrecourt supplied by Ballinasloe Public Water Supply

The HSE, Irish Water and the County Council have confirmed that the water is now safe to drink.

The notice was issued to 350 customers due to the low levels of chlorine and coliform bacteria detected in part of the supply network.

It was due to a section of old cast iron main that has now been replaced.

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge wins Irish language category at National Lottery Good Causes Awards

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge is celebrating its receipt of the Irish language accolade at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

The award recognises the efforts of the organisation to promote an Ghaeilge in Galway City as an economic resource.

The non-profit organisation will receive a €10,000 prize as category winners.

The judges said a great deal of the work carried out by Gaillimh le Gaeilge is to bring the love of the Irish language back to families, businesses and the city of Galway.

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