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Hundreds have cancer appointments cancelled

Hundreds of patients undergoing cancer treatment had their clinic appointments cancelled at short-notice this year at University Hospital Galway, according to shameful new statistics. The Health Service Executive (HSE) West has confirmed that it cancelled...

Community devastated by tragic death

THE parish of Barna/Furbo is in shock this week after the road tragedy at the weekend that claimed the life of a 22-year-old local woman and left another young woman seriously injured. Cliodhna Thornton (22),...

Consequences of oil spillage would be ‘unimaginable’

The ‘unimaginable’ consequences of an oil spillage on Galway Bay have been highlighted Galway City Councillors were warned last week of the potential natural disaster that would arise if one of the oil tankers using...
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Probe into how woman (88) was let die on trolley

The tragic case of an 88-year-old woman who died on a trolley while waiting for treatment at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Galway (UHG), is the subject of an independent, external review. Saolta, the...

GMIT wants to end funding commitment to Mayo campus

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) says it can no longer finance the support of its loss-making Mayo campus in Castlebar. GMIT has informed the Higher Education Authority (HEA) chairman, Michael Horgan, that the Mayo...

Park & Ride a winner despite losses

The Christmas Park and Ride service kept nearly 6,000 vehicles out of the city centre over the busy shopping period – an 18% increase on the previous year. However, the service came at a high...


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