Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has welcomed former city councillor Hildegarde Naughton to the Senate.
Senator Naughton of Fine Gael was nominated by the Taoiseach to replace Dr Martin McAleese who resigned his seat earlier this year and is taking her seat this afternoon for the first time.
The 36-year-old primary school teacher is expected to be one of the Fine Gael election candidates in the Galway West constituency with Deputy Brian Walsh and Senator Fidelma Healy Eames expelled for opposing the abortion laws.
Speaking in the Seanad this afternoon, Senator Healy Eames said both share important local ties in their native Galway.
Visiting restrictions currently in place in Galway Clinic
Visiting restrictions have been put into place in The Blackrock Health Galway Clinic
The clinic confirmed to Galway Bay FM News this afternoon that due to the influx of seasonal flu and Covid-19 infection, visiting is restricted throughout the hospital.
This has been done to protect at-risk patients.
Visiting hours at the hospital are from 5.30pm to 7.30pm daily and only one visitor is permitted to attend per patient with a time limit of 15-20 minutes.
Speculation is rife in the United States that Marty Walsh is to leave politics
News is emerging from Washington that Marty Walsh, the son of Connemara emigrants, may shortly be leaving his position in the United States government to take up a powerful advocacy and administrative role in the National Hockey Association of America (NHLPA).
Walsh, a son of emigrants from Carna and Rosmuc, is the secretary for Labor Affairs in the US Government putting him in the eighth position behind the president.
He is also a former Mayor of the city of Boston.
He is also known to be a close personal friend of the president.
It is understood that all members of the player’s union board in the Hockey Association of the United States and Canada endorsed an effort yesterday to recruit Walsh to head their union.
According to sources close to Marty Walsh, details are being discussed.
In terms of money, the deal is very significant – running into millions of dollars per year according to some reports.
Walsh has been in conversation with President Biden in recent days.
It is all a big surprise but Marty Walsh may not be cutting all ties with politics.
He would be coming back to Massachusetts where he could possibly contest a United States Senate seat in the future.
Disappointment voiced over the delay to repair Traffic Lights at University Hospital Galway
Disappointment has been voiced over the delay to repair the traffic lights at Galway University Hospital.
An announcement on the Galway City Council Social Media Pages has confirmed this and has advised motorists to expect delays and avoid the area if possible saying that transport and infrastructure staff are aiming to replace the lights by next Tuesday, the 7th.
Independent City Central Councillor Mike Cubbard, speaking this morning, told John Mulligan that while he did accept that lights can break down; he did not accept that it will take five days to repair them.