President Michael D Higgins is to attend a number of engagements in the city this weekend.
First on the President’s itinerary is a a major symposium of University leaders from across Europe which takes place at NUIG tomorrow.
He will deliver his keynote address at the Coimbra Group annual conference in the Bailey Allen Hall at midday.
From there, the President will travel to the G Hotel at 2.30pm where he will accept an Honorary Fellowship from Galway Mayo Institue of Technology.
Galway Bay fm news reports the President will conclude his official engagements on Sunday afternoon in Shantalla where he’ll attend a re-enactment of a speech by Daniel O’Connell.
It’s to mark Shantalla Residents Association 70th anniversary.
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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.
52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.
An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.
The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.
More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.
The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.
In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.
The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.