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Minister Lynch confirms funding for Midlands palliative care consultant

Local TD Gabrielle McFadden has welcomed confirmation from Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, yesterday that the HSE is to provide funding for a second palliative care consultant for the Midlands.

Major jobs boost as HSE to fill posts across county

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There was a major boost for Mayo on the jobs front yesterday evening (Thursday) with news that the HSE is to fill 106 posts across the county.

Families are avoiding visiting GPs because of cost, claims TD

Cash strapped young families are delaying or avoiding visiting their GP because of the cost involved, a local politician claimed this week.

Emergency department overcrowding woes set to continue for weeks

The overcrowding crisis at public hospital emergency departments is set to continue for several more weeks due to the seasonal surge in demand for services.

‘Fairly damning’ report on Mulranny ambulance blackspot

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A report labelling Mulranny an “ambulance blackspot” has been described by a county councillor Lisa Chambers as “fairly damning”.

Local TDs outraged over €75k St Hilda’s cuts

Local TDs are calling on Health Minister Leo Varadkar and the Minister with responsibility for Disability, Kathleen Lynch, to help restore vital funding for St Hilda’s Services in Athlone, which received news this week of budget cuts.

Senator doubts A&E could cope with major emergency crisis

A local senator has expressed concern about how University Hospital Galway’s A&E department would cope with any major medical emergency due to the increasing pressure on its services.

North Mayo to get a greenway along the Moy

There was good news for the north Mayo area with the announcement yesterday of an allocation of €250,000 seed money to begin construction on a 14 km greenway from Ballina to Killala along the River Moy. The greenway will incorporate an off road cycle track and walk and will incorporate a number of monasteries along the river. It is envisioned that this 14km stretch will be the first phase of a multi-phase greenway in the larger north Mayo area.

Knock airport welcomes travel tax cut and unchanged VAT rate

Ireland West Airport Knock this week welcomed the Government decision to reduce the air travel tax from €3 to zero and maintain the VAT rate at 9 per cent in the tourism sector as announced in the budget on Tuesday. A statement released by the airport said: “The airport believes this news will serve to continue to boost the tourism sector and encourage airlines to add more air access to the island and in particular to grow passenger numbers and overseas visitors through Ireland West Airport Knock. The airport now looks forward to working closely in the next few weeks with its airline partners on new services for 2014 to boost the number of inbound visitors significantly to the region.”

NRA to invest €4.5 million into Gort to Tuam motorway

A Galway East TD has rubbished claims that the development of the much-awaited Gort to Tuam motorway will not go ahead and branded the rumours as “not well founded”.

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