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Eighty-four locations across east Galway and Connemara will remain without high speed fibre optic broadband, with no guarantee that services will improve in the sort to medium term.
Shutting down Portiuncula Hospital’s maternity unit is not the answer says former health forum chief
Shutting down Portiuncula Hospital’s maternity unit would not be the solution to problems raised about deficiencies in standards of care identified at the Ballinasloe facility, a former chairperson of the HSE’s west regional health forum said this week.
Consulting the public, the business community, and employers will be the only reliable guide to potential future uses of Galway Airport and to ensuring that aviation services on the site are protected.
A vital link on what is fast becoming one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions - the Wild Atlantic Way - is in a ‘desperate state of disrepair’ and in such urgent need of upgrading as to be deemed unsafe for visitors and locals alike by one county councillor.
While many children around the country were scribbling Christmas wish lists to Santa for a coveted Frozen doll or the latest Lego kit, 315 young pupils at Scoil Phadraig, Westport, composed a heartfelt festive wish of a very different kind - addressed to the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan.
A report labelling Mulranny an “ambulance blackspot” has been described by a county councillor Lisa Chambers as “fairly damning”.
A Mayo county councillor has welcomed the Government’s move towards criminalising the purchase of sex.
Anti-water tax groups from across Galway city and county have united into a new association, Galway Unites Against Water Charges, which will hold a major protest in the city this weekend.
Protest works. This is the message of the last number of weeks. Although Insider is uncomfortable with some of the more intimidating displays seen recently, there is no denying that the scale of the anti-water charges protests, the palpable public anger, and the unprecedented display of hostility shown to both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste has chastened the Government.
Fixed rate water charges announced last nighty are only “‘a confidence trick” to “bribe hard-pressed families into paying, while Government pledges that Irish Water will not be privatised have met with scepticism from Galway councillors.