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Croí webinar — expert advice on living with irregular heartbeat

Are you, or a loved one, living with atrial fibrillation? Join Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity, and leading experts for an interactive webinar to learn how to manage this heart condition.

The free webinar takes place online using Zoom on Thursday, June 9 th , from 7–8pm. Register now and submit your questions for the experts at , or call Croí on 091-544310. Don’t miss this special event!

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib ) is the name for the most common type of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia ). If you are living with AFib, it means that your heart beats in a disorganised way.

This chaotic activity leads to an irregular, and usually fast, pulse rate, which may cause palpitations and increase the risk of having stroke, heart failure or other heart-related complications.

The interactive panel will address your questions on AFib, including signs and symptoms, steps to diagnosis, living with AFib, and management and treatment options.

Experts on the night include: Dr Niamh Hannon, Consultant in Stroke and Geriatric Medicine, University Hospital Galway; Dr John Keaney, Consultant Cardiologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, UCD School of Health Sciences; and Ed Cherry, who will represent the patient voice by sharing his experience of AFib, from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment.

The webinar will be hosted by Trish Galvin, Advanced Practice Nurse – Stroke, University Hospital Galway, with opportunities for attendees to ask their questions to the panel.

“Atrial fibrillation is not immediately life-threatening in the same way as some irregular heartbeats are. Most people are able to live full and active lives with AFib.

“You can do this by taking your prescribed medication, following the medical advice you received from your doctor, having regular medical check-ups and making positive lifestyle changes,” says Dr Lisa Hynes, Croí’s Head of Health Programmes.

Register now at, or call Croí on 091-544310. The event is supported by Johnson & Johnson -

Great benefit from GAA crowd, Connolly tells meeting

At the end of Monday’s meeting of the Galway City Council, Cllr John Connolly highlighted the economic benefit of Sunday’s Connacht Senior Football Final at Pearse Stadium.

A crowd of 21,490 attended the Salthill venue as Padraic Joyce’s impressive Galway team defeated Roscommon by 2-19 to 2-16.

Cllr Connolly, a staunch Galway GAA supporter, said: “I would like to compliment the Galway senior footballers on winning the Connacht Championship.”

The fact that so many people were in Salthill for the provincial decider was significant according to Cllr Connolly.

“It was a great day in Salthill, not just the match,” he added. “The Salthill business community will have enjoyed it.”

Man received stab wounds in city centre assault

Gardai in Galway are investigating a serious assault during which a young man received stab wounds.

This happened in the Bohermore/Prospect Hill area of the city in the early hours of Thursday morning last.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact them. In particular anyone who was in the area of the city between 2am and 3am.

This is a serious incident and any assistance from the public would be appreciated. Gardaí are available at 091 538000 and the number for the Garda Confidential Line is 1800 666 111

Cappataggle burglary

A burglary occurred in Cappatagle, Loughrea on Wednesday May 25 at about 10:30am.

A Husqvarna lawnmower, orange in colour was stolen. If any one has information on the burglary or on the whereabouts of this orange lawnmower they are asked to contact Loughrea Garda station at 091 842870, Garda Laura Devaney is investigating the matter.

Criminal damage to houses and cars

On Saturday May 22 between 12noon and 2pm, a 221 Yellow Hyundai was damaged while parked in the Headford Road Retail Park.

An implement was used to scratch the paintwork on the bonnet and driver’s side of the car. Anyone who may have witnessed this or with any other information is asked to contact Galway Garda station on 091-538000 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.

On Wednesday May 25 at approx. 10.30pm the window of a house was smashed on St Francis Street in Galway. Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000.

On Sunday May 29 between 7pm and 8pm the driver and passenger doors of a 202 Black Hyundai Tucson was damaged in Gleann Na Ri estate in Renmore. Anyone who may have witnessed this is asked to contact Galway Garda station on 091-538000.

On Sunday May 29 at approx. 8.30pm the window of a house in Cnocan Glas Letteragh Road in Galway was smashed. Anyone who may have witnessed this is asked to contact Galway Garda station on 091-538000.

On Thursday May 26 the front window of a house in Radharc Na Greine on the Monivea Road was damage by a stone that was thrown. Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000.

Road improvements needed says Cllr Cheevers

Cllr Alan Cheevers is calling on the Galway City Council and NTA to apply for funding to carry out major works on the old Ballybane Road between Ballybane and Doughiska.

Significant improvements need to be made according to Cllr Cheevers. “I believe this needs to be given priority as it is currently a serious health and safety issue with no proper footpaths and cars travelling at high speeds,” Cllr Cheevers says.

“It’s is a danger to pedestrians and motorists and needs to be addressed with urgency as it an accident waiting to happen.”

“We will see another over 200 residential units being occupied on this road in the next while over a phased basis, and this is more traffic so I’m asking for this to be dealt with as soon as possible.”


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