Galway bay fm newsroom -The HSE is cancelling some non-urgent surgery at hospitals across the county – including in Galway- in a bid to reduce the trolley crisis.
It’s after the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation counted 714 patients on trolleys and wards this morning.
The Health Minister Simon Harris says the poor weather made a bad situation worse.
The INMO says the health service is at breaking point as UHG creaks under the pressure of severe overcrowding this afternoon.
Over-crowding levels at hospitals across the country have reached a new record today – with 714 people waiting for beds.
According to the INMO, the worst affected is University Hospital Limerick where 80 patients are on trolleys followed by University Hospital Galway which has 45.
UHG management is urging patients not to attend the hospital today unless absolutely necessary
UHG has regularly featured as one of the most overcrowded hospitals in the country in terms of trolley figures.
It comes as over 600 people were waiting for beds every day last week.
The General Secretary of the INMO Phil Ni’Sheaghda says the situation is at breaking point.
Late Bishop Martin Drennan remembered for his “bright mind” and love of Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom –Bishop Martin Drennan has been remembered by his brother Fr Michael Drennan for his bright mind, sense of humour and love of Galway.
Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend and his funeral took place today.
Mourners gathered at Galway Cathedral to celebrate his life, including bishops and priests from across the country, Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins, TDs and Senators.
Words of condolence also came from as far away as the Vatican, as Pope Francis passed on a message for Bishop Drennan.
The funeral service was opened by Bishop Michael Duignan, with music by the Galway Cathedral Choir and Homily delivered by Fr Michael Drennan:
Plaque unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate murdered Corofin taxi driver Eileen Costello O Shaughnessy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A plaque has been unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate Corofin woman Eileen Costello O’ Shaughnessy, who was murdered in Galway 25 years ago.
Gardaí have today renewed their appeal for information on the murder of the well-known taxi driver and mother-of-two on November 30th, 1997
She picked up a fare to Claregalway that day – her car was later found abandoned and her body was discovered off the N17 the following day.
Despite extensive investigations since then, no-one has been charged with her murder.
Several members of Eileen’s family were at today’s event, as well as friends and former colleagues.
Her brother Martin spoke to David Nevin about his late sister.