Galway Bay fm newsroom – Up to 100 campaigners have gathered in the city this afternoon for a major protest to highlight unacceptable ambulance response times in Connemara.
The North Connemara Ambulance Steering Group is marching to HSE offices on Newcastle Road to hand in a letter demanding immediate action.
The protest will culminate in a gathering at University Hospital Galway where a number of speakers will address those in attendance.
The group says ambulance waiting times in Connemara can often reach up to, or even exceed, three hours from call out time.
However, they say despite numerous meetings with successive health ministers, the HSE and local representatives since October 2014, nothing has been done.
They’re now seeking to contact local MEP’s to take their case to Europe and seek advice on European Law and their rights with regard to emergency services.
These campaigners at this afternoon’s protest have been speaking to our reporter Briain Kelly:
Local TD claims Budget 2023 brings no certainty to families
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD claims Budget 2023 does not bring any certainty to families.
The Government delivered a 11 billion euro budget, the largest in the history of the state in response to the cost of living crisis.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Sinn Féin TD, Mairéad Farrell, says once off energy credits do not go far enough:
Plans lodged for new ‘Golf Academy’ at Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for a new ‘Golf Academy’ at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Bushypark.
The project would involve the demolition of the existing driving range and 22 driving range bays.
In their place would be a new single story Golf Academy, including 30 covered driving range bays and a high performance golf training facility.
There would also be a restaurant, pro golf shop, and changing facilities.
County planners are due to make a decision in October.
Man arrested after RTC on Salthill Prom yesterday
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man in his 40s was arrested after a road traffic collision on the Prom in Salthill yesterday evening.
The incident involved a single car, and Gardaí arrested the driver at the scene.
The man was taken to Garda Western Region Headquarters, and has since been released pending further investigation.