Galway Bay fm newsroom – Eighteen new paramedics have been recruited in Galway – which will allow for the allocation of an additional ambulance in the county.
The National Association of General Practitioners says the overall number of additional paramedics is expected to rise to 23 by January.
The news is expected to assist with ambulance cover in Connemara – as a long running campaign continues to secure an adequate service for the region.
The ambulance base in Carraroe is staffed on a full time-basis, but it also serves the city, which means an ambulance is not always available.
The National Association of General Practitioners recently met with the National Ambulance Service to discuss the situation in the west, with a focus on Connemara.
At 11am, hear President of the NAGP Dr. Matt O’Toole who says the latest allocations will remove some of the pressure…
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Listen: Donagh Killilea elected new Cathaoirleach of Tuam municipal district
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Councillor Donagh Killilea has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of the Tuam municipal district.
He replaces Councillor Joe Sheridan in the position, and was elected unanimously at a meeting of the district this afternoon.
Fianna Fáil Councillor Killilea outlines his priorities over the coming term:
Minister says alternative bus service possible on Gort to Galway route
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The National Transport Authority has stated that private bus companies can operate on the Gort to Galway bus route.
Minister of State and Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte has received confirmation from the NTA that commercial bus operators can submit licence applications for the route at anytime.
It comes after Bus Éireann’s decision to cancel its evening service on the Galway to Cork Expressway 51 route – leaving passengers travelling to south Galway with no access to a public bus service after the last bus departs the city at 5:05pm.
The NTA has stated that potential applications will be considered based on the potential demand for the service with regards to the needs of consumers and any public services on or in the vicinity of the route.
Minister Rabbitte argues the decision by Bus Éireann has placed limitations on students, workers and general commuters travelling out of the city.
She is encouraging commercial bus operators to make an application and provide the vital service for commuters in the county.
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