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Health Minister urged to intervene to find solution to ‘unacceptable’ outpatient gynaecological waiting list

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A call has been made for the Minister for Health to engage in talks with hospital consultant representatives in a bid to find a speedy solution to the "unacceptable" waiting list for outpatient gynaecological appointments in Galway.

We must protect Harkin’s legacy and thwart possibility of two FG MEPs, says Healy Eames

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Voters in the Midlands North West should not let the great work of outgoing MEP Marian Harkin be undone in the next European Parliament, Fidelma Healy Eames has said.

Local political canvass trail remains dominated by the essential public issues

With the local elections less than five months away, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke notes that four major national issues continue to dominate the public mindset, similar to those that prevailed on the canvass in 2014.

City and county council funding cut by more than fifty per cent since 2011

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New figures on the funding of Local Authorities released by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirm that the Galway city and county councils have taken an overall funding cut of 52 per cent since 2011.

Galway businesses can improve managerial skills with new diploma in leadership

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It is said the recipe for success is 20 per cent aptitude and 80 percent attitude. Attitude is a reflection of leadership, meaning strong leadership is the single most important factor in business survival.

Ireland lagging behind Europe in treating COPD

Ireland is trailing behind its European neighbours in the treatment of a progressive lung disease, a leading charity has warned.

‘Privatisation and centralisation’ is driving council merger warns Farrell

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The proposed merger of the Galway city and county councils will not create any significant cost savings, but is still being recommended to go ahead in order to satisfy a "worrying trend towards privatisation and centralisation" of public services in the State.

Underfunding of UHG maternity services inflating waiting lists says Farrell

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The numbers of women on long-term waiting lists for gynaecology services at University Hospital Galway, has jumped by almost a third in the past two years, with more than 1,100 currently on in-patient and out-patient waiting lists for varying periods.

Mayo University Hospital part of first Irish survey on pregnancy and depression

One in six pregnant women or 16 per cent of pregnant women attending maternity services across Ireland are at probable risk of depression during their pregnancy, according to a new survey launched this week by a Trinity College Dublin research team and the Irish Obstetric Services. Mayo Univesity Hospital, Castlebar, was one of the maternity sites involved in this first comprehensive incidence survey. More than 5,000 women at all stages of pregnancy were questioned for the study in Castlebar and at The National Maternity Hospital, Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Limerick, and community antenatal clinics in Tallaght.

Investment in decent services and infrastructure must be focus of new Government

BY Michelle Murphy, Research and Policy Analyst, Social Justice Ireland

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