Galway Bay fm newsroom – The membership of the West/North West Hospital Group which is to play a key role in restructuring hospital services has been completed
In May Minister Reilly announced the composition of the new hospital groups, which he described as the most fundamental reform of the Irish acute hospital system in decades.
Today the Minister approved the three final members Gerry McManus from Sligo, Sharon Moohan from Donegal and Colam O’Neill from Mayo complete the Board,
The West/North West Hospital Group has eight non-executive members, four executive members and a chairman.
The non-executive members are not paid a salary and they comprise new members Gerry McManus, Sharon Moohan, Colam O’Neill along with Dr Jim Browne, Dr Brendan Day, Zubair Javeed, Dr John Killeen and Phyllis McNamara
They, along with HSE officials and chairman Noel Daly have been given three years to develop the future of the Hospital Group for The West / North West and have it ready to achieve Trust status.
The remit of the Board is to develop effective corporate and clinical governance structures along with quality and safety systems of care for patients.
A number of the Group’s meetings will be held in public and the first of these took place last month in UHG.
Late Bishop Martin Drennan remembered for his “bright mind” and love of Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom –Bishop Martin Drennan has been remembered by his brother Fr Michael Drennan for his bright mind, sense of humour and love of Galway.
Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend and his funeral took place today.
Mourners gathered at Galway Cathedral to celebrate his life, including bishops and priests from across the country, Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins, TDs and Senators.
Words of condolence also came from as far away as the Vatican, as Pope Francis passed on a message for Bishop Drennan.
The funeral service was opened by Bishop Michael Duignan, with music by the Galway Cathedral Choir and Homily delivered by Fr Michael Drennan:
Plaque unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate murdered Corofin taxi driver Eileen Costello O Shaughnessy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A plaque has been unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate Corofin woman Eileen Costello O’ Shaughnessy, who was murdered in Galway 25 years ago.
Gardaí have today renewed their appeal for information on the murder of the well-known taxi driver and mother-of-two on November 30th, 1997
She picked up a fare to Claregalway that day – her car was later found abandoned and her body was discovered off the N17 the following day.
Despite extensive investigations since then, no-one has been charged with her murder.
Several members of Eileen’s family were at today’s event, as well as friends and former colleagues.
Her brother Martin spoke to David Nevin about his late sister.