Search Results for 'Catherine Connolly'

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Underuse of private hospitals during pandemic cannot continue, says Connolly

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There is a "complete lack of transparency" about the contracts between the HSE and the private hospitals, especially when many such hospitals remain "substantially empty".

Light rail must be part of transport solutions for a post Covid-19 Galway

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The implications of the Covid-19 pandemic have "focused a spotlight" on the need for transport solutions that are green, sustainable, and conducive to social distancing, and "Galway has a golden opportunity to show what is possible".

Connolly calls for clarity on re-opening of special schools

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The continued closure of special schools "cannot be tolerated or accepted any longer", and the Government must give parents of pupils with "clarity as to when the special schools will reopen".

Connolly demands clarification on measures taken to protect hospital laundry staff

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Hospital laundry staff are "absolutely essential" to ensure infection is managed "in the most effective way possible", which is why a newly proposed rota system must be enacted.

Connolly calls for city allotments to be allowed reopen

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The closure of allotments in Galway as a result of Covid-19 is "counter-productive" and comes from an overly "rigid interpretation" of the lockdown regulations.

Connolly concerned extra capacity in private hospitals 'not being used appropriately'

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Less than 30 days after an agreement was signed between private hospitals in Galway and the Saolta group, the extra capacity in the private hospitals is "not being used appropriately".

The challenge of Covid-19 demands a new Government is formed

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These past few weeks have been a surreal experience for the people of this country. At times it almost feels like the stuff of fiction with, at one stage, Taoiseach Leo Varadkaar’s return to medical duties drawing comparisons with President Whitmore in that 1996 blockbuster Independence Day.

Clarity needed on Government's financial package being offered to student nurses

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The Government must clarify its position on the financial package to be offered to student nurses who have been re-called for placement in hospitals throughout the State.

Concerns raised over lack of detail around extra beds for Direct Provision centres

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An extra 650 beds for the two direct provision centres in Galway City, to assist with social distancing in those centres is a welcome move, but the "absence of detail is worrying".

Dáil must continue to meet in a time of crisis, says Connolly

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For the Labour Party to describe the Dáil meeting as "non-essential" is "deeply troubling", when holding the Government to account is "vital" given the "extraordinary emergency legislation" passed in the last two weeks.

 

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