Hundreds of Galway doctors balloted for industrial action
Galway bay fm newsroom – Hundreds of doctors at Galway’s public hospitals are being balloted for industrial action in an effort to force the Government to reduce long working hours.
There are two intakes of non consultant hospital doctors at Galway University Hospitals each year – 197 were taken in last month.
The Irish Medical Organisation says NCHDs are routinely required to work shifts of more than 24 hours in a row.
The shifts – which the IMO says put patients lives at risk – are illegal under EU law.
Athenry, Aughnanure, and Portumna Castles reopen for summer season
Athenry, Portumna and Aughnanure Castles are reopening to visitors for the summer.
The OPW is encouraging people to “Step into our Story” and pay a visit to these heritage sites.
Other OPW sites are also welcoming visitors, such as Dún Aonhgasa, and Pearse’s Cottage at Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara
To celebrate the early summer opening, people can enjoy free admission on the first Wednesday of every month throughout summer.
Two men arrested and investigations are underway following a drugs seizure in Mayo
Investigations are underway following a drugs seizure in County Mayo.
Two men were arrested following the discovery of a suspected grow house at a location in the Killala area of Co.Mayo yesterday evening.
Suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of €432,800 were seized by Gardaí and will now undergo further analysis.
The two men, one aged in his 30s and the other in his 20s, are currently being detained at a Garda station in the west of the country.
Elsewhere, four men are in Garda custody in Cork and Dublin, after drugs worth 1.5 million euro were discovered in seperate searches in Dublin, Cork and Meath.
The seizures are all part of Operation Tara which is aimed at disrupting drug trafficking networks at international, national and local level, and the production and local sale and supply of controlled substances.
Uisce Éireann lifts Boil Water Notice for 350 customers in Loughrea as work continues to lift notice in other areas of the town
Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council have advised that a Boil Water Notice has been lifted for approximately 350 customers in the Loughrea area as work continues in other areas of the Town.
The notice was issued to protect the health of approximately 1,000 customers following the detection of low chlorine residuals and elevated levels of iron and turbidity in the public water supply.
Sampling and analysis has now confirmed that the water network serving the Old Galway Road from Westbridge Junction to Coys Boreen Junction, the Woodford Road,Barrack Street and Cross Street Junction southwards to St. Brendan’s Day Care Centre, Bride Street, The Hill Main Street and Station Road Junction to Garrybreedia, Abbey Street, Gallows Hill and Cosmona at theJunction of Dolphin Street has been lifted and is no longer subject to the Notice.
However, the notice remains in place for customers in the following areas including Castle Street, Church Street, King Street, Kelly Street, Piggott Street, Moore Street, Dolphin Street, Mount Carmel Crescent, Athenry Road, Liam Mellows Terrace, Cross Street, St. Brendan’s Day Care Centre, Caheronaun at the Junction of Caheronaun Road/Bride Street to Caheronaun Park and Abbey Street to Old Cosmona via Gallows Hill.
An updated map of the affected area is attached and available to view on the Supply and Service Section of water.ie.
Customers can check if their property is included by visiting the Water Quality section of www.water.ie and entering the property’s Eircode or by calling the Uisce Éireann’s customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278.
Updates will be available on our Water Supply Updates section on water.ie including a map of the affected area, on Twitter @IWCare and via their customer care helpline which is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.