Date Published: 19-Nov-2012
The HSE has announced details of its inquiry into the death of Savita Halapanavar at University Hospital Galway last month.
The investigation will be headed up by Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran a UK expert in obsterics and gynaecology.
Mr Arulkumaran is the deputy head of Clinical Sciences at St Georges University in London.
The investigation team will comprise of a number of experts in a range of medicines as well as an independent patient representative.
The chairperson of the investigation team says he will begin his inquiry immediately.
The members of the Investigation Team are;
· Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. George s Hospital, University of London (Chairperson)
· Ms Cora McCaughan, HSE National Incident Management Team
· Ms Cathriona Molloy, Service User Advocate, Patient Focus
· Prof Morrison, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Galway University Hospital
· Ms Geraldine Keohane, Director of Midwifery, Director of Cork University Hospital
· Dr Catherine Fleming, Consultant Infectious Diseases, Galway University Hospital
· Dr Brian Harte, Consultant Anaesthetics, Galway University Hospital
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.