Interim Chairperson appointed to West Northwest Hospital Group board
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Dr. John Killeen has been confirmed as the interim chairperson of the West Northwest Hospital Group board.
His appointment follows the resignation of Noel Daly last week amid claims of a conflict of interest.
Dr. John Killeen, a Roscommon native, joined the board in 2013 and is an engineer by profession.
He will take on the voluntary role on an interim basis until the official appointment is made by the Minister of Health.
The former chairman Noel Daly resigned last week following claims of a conflict of interest.
Mr. Daly is a shareholder in a private healthcare company which carried out a survey of maternity services for the hospitals group.
In a statement, he said he took the decision because he does not want his personal and professional reputation or the reputation of the group compromised in any way.
The next meeting of the board will take place in Sligo Regional Hospital on July 1st.
The new interim chairperson was for unavailable for comment when contacted by Galway Bay fm news.
Open farmer clinic to take place in Oranmore on new BISS scheme
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local farmers are invited to attend an open clinic in Oranmore next week on the new BISS scheme.
The Department of Agriculture is hosting a number of information sessions nationwide to answer questions on the Basic Income Support for Sustainability schemes.
The Galway event will be held at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel on Tuesday from 10AM-16PM – and no registration is needed.
Carmel Tobin, with the Direct Payments Unit at the Department of Agriculture, explains the importance of the event:
O’ Cuiv calls for new Government strategy to tackle “scourge” of cocaine
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway West TD Eamon O’ Cuiv is calling for a new Government strategy, to tackle the “scourge” of cocaine in this country.
He said a new UN report shows Ireland is the fourth highest consumer of cocaine in the world per capita.
He outlined how only the Netherlands, Australia and Spain, reported higher levels of use.
Deputy O’ Cuiv argues there’s a clear need for a new strategy at national level:
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.