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Back in February, when the Dáil debated the hospital waiting list scandal, Fine Gael Galway West TD Hildegard Naughton fired out a press release detailing another outrageous statistic about UHG’s A&E Department - as if it had nothing to do with her party.

Insider actually viewed the February 9 hospital waiting list debate on Oireachtas.ie. Dep Naughton did not stand up and condemn Government policy; she did not put on the Dáil record that Galway needs a new hospital. Indeed, Insider re-watched the debate a number of times to see if Dep Naughton was even present in the chamber. She was not visible, but after further inquiries Insider discovered she was only present when Galway’s Independent for Change TD, Catherine Connolly, made her contribution.

Insider wonders if the Galway city deputy is intending to emulate her near namesake (she opts for 'o', he for 'e') - the Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughten? Dep Naughten lost the FG whip in 2011 over his opposition to the closure of Roscommon’s A&E facility. Six years later, the Roscommon A&E is gone, but 'independent' Denis is not! He is now in Cabinet with his Blueshirted buddies.


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