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HSE to consider proposal to hold more public mental health meetings in county

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The HSE is to consider a proposal that a series of public meetings on mental health services also be held in Tuam, Ballinasloe and Portumna.

Meetings to allow people share their views on how these services are developed and delivered are already scheduled to take place in Galway and Clifden next week.

At this week’s meeting of the regional health forum, councillors agreed that more areas should be included for the mental health meetings.

Forum member and Councillor Tim Broderick claimed the HSE wouldn’t ‘dare come anywhere near Ballinasloe’

It follows the controversial closure of acute psychiatric beds at St. Brigid’s hospital.

Regional director of performance and integration Gerry O’ Neill said the decision on the location of the meetings was not made locally but by the national advocacy unit.

He added he would put forward the proposal for extra meetings for their consideration.

Ballinasloe area Independent councillor Tim Broderick says he’s worried this request will fall on deaf ears

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University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.

The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.

They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.

Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.

Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.

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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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