Galway Bay fm newsroom – Nurses and the HSE have clashed over bed numbers at new the mental health unit which is due to open at UHG this summer.
The Psychiatric Nurses Association says talks with the health executive at the Workplace Relations Commission have broken down.
The PNA says it’s due to the HSE’s insistence that it would open just 45 of the 50 beds earmarked for the new UHG unit.
The association says this is in direct violation to the agreement on the closure of 22 beds in Ballinasloe in 2014 – when management outlined that 50 beds would become operational in Galway.
The PNA is calling on the HSE to reverse that decision and enter further meaningful negotiations to find an agreed solution.
Speaking to Keith Finnegan, PNA Industrial Relations officer Rory Kavanagh said the service is already stretched, and the full complement of 50 beds is badly needed.
Supermac’s set to create 100 jobs with proposal for new Limerick plaza style service station
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway businessman Pat McDonagh is set to create 100 jobs as part of a plan to build a plaza style service station in Limerick.
Supermac’s says it is applying for planning permission to build a new plaza on the outskirts of Limerick city.
The plan would involve a €10 million investment.
If successful, it will bring to 400 the number of new jobs created by the Galway headquartered company, since the start of the pandemic.
Emergency services attend road incident in Abbeyknockmoy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí and emergency services are attending the scene of a road incident in the Abbeyknockmoy area this morning.
They were called to the scene of the single vehicle incident at around 6.20am, near O’Donohoe’s.
One man has been taken to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries.
The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.
€2.8 million allocated to Galway schools for development of digital technologies
Galway Bay fm newsroom – €2.8 million has been allocated to primary and post-primary schools in county Galway towards the development of information and communication technologies.
The funding is allocated under the Department of Education’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Grants.
It includes over €1.5 million for 232 primary schools and almost €1.3 million for 47 post-primary schools across the county.
This is the third highest allocation of funds in the country.
Minister of State and Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte says it will deliver real and tangible results for almost 300 schools around Galway.