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Oranmore man to lose out on funds for US cancer treatment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Government funding will not be provided to help an Oranmore man receive cancer treatment in New York.

The 40 year old father-of-three was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer and has seen specialists in Galway and Dublin hospitals.

The recommendation is that he receive a special procedure at world-renowned Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York.

The cost of the treatment and aftercare is estimated at 150 thousand euro.

The family has been approved for 40 thousand euro under the Government’s Treatment Abroad Scheme, but only for medical treatment within Europe at a clinic in France.

However it’s understood that the New York treatment has better health outcomes.

Speaking in the Seanad, Galway Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames asked that the Minister for Health re-direct the money to cover the cost of the New York treatment.

However, Minister Dinny McGinley, replying on behalf of the Health Minister, James Reilly, said it would not be possible to fund the American treatment.

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Mixed luck for Galway Golf Clubs in All-Ireland Inter Club Finals

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There was mixed luck for Galway’s golf’s clubs this afternoon in the All-Ireland Inter Club Finals held in Athlone.

Portumna had to give second best to Warrenpoint in the All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes Final in the morning losing 3.5 to 1.5 with their win coming from Alan Page and Ann Hynes who were 3&2 winners over Shane McMahon and Brenda Hughes.

It was the same for Bearna who were beaten 3.5 to 1.5 by East Cork in the Revive Active Women’s Four Ball Semi-Final. Their sole win coming from Ciara Lynagh and Ailis McDermott who beat Lillian Harrington and Orla Evans by one hole.

There was better news for Connemara Isles however who have qualified for the Men’s Four Ball All-Ireland Final after beating Mahon Golf Club 3-2.  Stiofáin (John) Mac Donnacha and Gearoid Willie O’Faharta were 3&2 winners over Paul Sexton and Sean Hosford, Joe Walsh and Seosamh O’Cualain beat Peadar Deegan and David Lane 4&3 and in the final match, Peter Mannion and Nollaig O’Tighearnaigh beat David O’Mahony and Tom Hickey 2&1.

They will face Newbridge or Killarney in the final tomorrow.

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Local TD says breaches of ethics in planning is destroying public trust

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Local TD Mairead Farrell says repeated breaches of ethics in our planning system is seriously damaging public trust.

Speaking in the Dáil, she asked how we can still be asking the same questions years after the infamous Mahon Tribunal on planning corruption.

Deputy Farell was contributing to a discussion on recent controversies at An Bord Pleanala.

The Sinn Fein TD asked how we can expect communities to have faith in our planning system in light of what’s going on.

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Three Galway Pubs shortlisted for the Final of the Irish Pub Awards 2022

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Three Galway Pubs have been shortlisted for the Final of the Irish Pub awards for 2022.

Now in its fourth year, the Irish Pub Awards, jointly presented by the Licenced Vintners Association and the Vintners Federation of Ireland are acknowledged as the definitive industry standard and have gained recognition throughout the trade as the most credible and comprehensive assessment of the best in Irish Pubs.

The three Galway pubs are already winners in the Connacht Region and are John Keogh’s Gastro Pub in Galway City who was named best food pub, Lowrys music and whiskey bar in Clifden who was named best Tourist pub and O’Connells in Eyre Square who was named best outdoor space.

The Final Irish Pub Awards will be announced at a special ceremony to take place in Dublin on Wednesday the 16th of November.

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