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UHG to become specialist centre in new hospital grouping

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Date Published: 14-May-2013

The Cabinet will sign off this morning on the re-organisation of the country’s hospitals into six regional groupings.

The Irish Independent reports that University Hospital Galway will act as specialist centre in a new grouping involving a total of seven hospitals.

Under the existing arrangement, the Galway Roscommon Hospital group includes UHG, Merlin Park, Portiuncula in Ballinasloe and Roscommon Hospitals.

The new grouping will see the inclusion of Sligo General Hospital and Letterkenny Hospital.

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Man pleads guilty to city robbery after 8 years

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A 41-year-old Galway man has pleaded guilty to the robbery of cash from a city shop eight years ago.

Joe Walsh, of 15 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of €2,800 cash from the Mace shop on Shantalla Road, on July 29, 2005.

The facts were admitted in a second charge of causing criminal damage in the shop on the same date.

Judge Rory McCabe directed the preparation of a probation report and adjourned sentencing to October 15.

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Father of Leah Feeney urges action on rossaveal road

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The father of a teenager who died after she was hit by a car in Rossaveal is appealing to the county council to install a footpath at that location.

Liam Feeney was among hundreds of people who gathered for a demonstration along the Pier road yesterday afternoon.

His daughter, 15 year old Leah was fatally injured when she was hit by a car while out walking with a friend on Wednesday evening the 1st of May.

The community is now calling for a footpath to be constructed along the road where many people have been seriously injured over the years.

Speaking to Galway bay fm reporter Michael Joyce at the protest, Liam Feeney says locals want nothing fancy just a footpath about a metre wide

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