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Dec 12, 2018

Heated exchanges in the Dail between Roscommon TD and Minister Daly over Rosalie Unit in Castlerea

There were heated exchanges in the Dail today between Roscommon Fianna Fail Deputy Eugene Murphy and Minister with responsibility for Older People Jim Daly over the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea. Deputy Murphy says every attempt is being made at present to move a…
Dec 12, 2018

Elective surgery postponed at Mayo University Hospital

With 26 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, management have confirmed that the Emergency Dept is very busy today with a number of patients awaiting admission, and they're advising people attending the Emergency Department to expect delays. The…
Dec 12, 2018

57 patients on trolleys at UHG - the most overcrowded in the country

Galway University Hospital is once again the most overcrowded in the country, with 57 patients on trolleys today. According to the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation, the number on trolleys nationally has risen to 558. This includes 57 at UHG, 25 at Sligo…
Dec 12, 2018

Over €1.9m Government funding allocated for Ireland West Airport

Over €1.9 million euro in Government funding has been allocated for Ireland West Airport Knock. It's part of a €3.7 million package of grant aid announced by the Transport Minister for regional airports in Knock, Kerry and Donegal. The funding of one million,…
Dec 12, 2018

Man still being questioned about death of elderly woman on Co Galway farm

A man being questioned by Gardaí in Co Galway about the death of an elderly woman, who was struck by a teleporter on a farm earlier this year, was reportedly well known to her. 75-year old Chrissie Treacy was killed after the collision with the large…
Dec 12, 2018

51 detections of drugs for sale or supply in Mayo to date this year - more than double last year's figure

Gardai in Mayo have been aggressively targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs during 2018, with 51 detections so far this year - more than double last year's number. There have been 163 arrests in relation to the possession of drugs for personal use -…

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Dec 12, 2018

Mayo native puts in huge performance in FA Cup for Peterborough

Mayo native Conor O’Malley put in a huge performance in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, during which he produced three penalty saves in a shootout with Bradford to book Peterborough’s place in the next round. The Westport man received his first senior…
Dec 12, 2018

Connacht GAA confirms full fixture list for 2019 championships

Connacht GAA has confirmed their full fixture list for the 2019 championships. As expected Mayo will travel to face New York on Sunday May 5th in Gaelic Park in the Senior Championship. The other Quarter Final between London and Galway is also fixed for that…
Dec 12, 2018

Venues confirmed for Mayo U21 B Football Semi-Finals

Mayo GAA MD Roof Services U21 B Semi-Finals: Burrishoole v Ardnaree Sarefields goes ahead Sunday 16th at 1pm in Connacht GAA, Centre of Excellence, Bekan. ET if required. Ballyhaunis v Charlestown goes ahead Sunday 16th at 2pm in Connacht GAA, Centre of…
Dec 11, 2018

Connacht Post Primary Schools Results from today

Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Senior C Football Championship Sancta Muire Louisburgh 3-12 Our Lady’s College Belmullet 0-08 Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Football Juvenile C League Dunmore CS 4-09 Ballinamore Post Primary 1-08 Connacht GAA Post…
Dec 11, 2018

Galway native Mattie Kenny begins his tenure as manager of the Dublin Senior Hurlers tonight

Mattie Kenny begins his tenure as manager of the Dublin Senior Hurling team tonight. The Galway man will be in charge of the Dubs as they play Carlow in the opening round of the Walsh Cup at Netwatch Cullen Park.
Dec 11, 2018

Connacht submit planning application for redevelopment of the Sportsground in Galway

Connacht have formally submitted a planning application to Galway City Council for the redevelopment of the Sportsground. The Western Province say they have received widespread support from the public and elected representatives, since unveiling their plans…

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Emergency Department nurses will be balloted on industrial action next month - if progress is not made on critical issues.

That’s according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, which claims that the system is at breaking point.

Following a meeting between Emergency Department nurses and the Health Minister yesterday, the INMO’s Executive Council has decided to commence a nationwide ballot in November, unless significant progress is made on a number of areas – including unsafe staffing levels, health and safety reviews in Emergency Departments and increased access to diagnostics for nurses on a 7-day basis.

INMO General Secretary Liam Doran says emergency nurses are at breaking point, and fear for their patients and their own health and well-bring.

He says that while industrial action should only be a last resort, after 12 years of waiting for improvements, the time for action is now.

The number of patients on hospital trolleys across the country today has risen to 434.

There are 25 patients on trolleys at Galway University Hospital, 7 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe and 4 on trolleys at Mayo General, according to the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation.

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