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Since his ordination in 2010, Fr Martin Whelan has become a familiar face to the thousands who attend Mass in Galway Cathedral on a regular basis. In addition to his work as curate, assisting parish priest Canon Peter Rabbitte, he is also busy with his role as diocesan secretary. Fr Whelan is one of a new breed of younger generation priests who are firmly making their mark on life in the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh, and Kilfenora
The recruitment of paediatric nurses to fill new posts in the A&E department at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, has been warmly welcomed by Deputy Denis Naughten.
A recent awareness campaign aimed at alerting farmers in Mayo to the signs and symptoms of a heart attack has won a top award at this year’s Irish Medical Times Healthcare Awards. This innovative project stemmed from a collaboration between local heart and stroke charity Croí and the HSE in Mayo as part of the on-going work of the Mayo Action on Heart Disease and Stroke Programme. The winning initiative was jointly led by Croí nurse Ailish Houlihan and Ann Marie Brown, cardiac rehab co-ordinator at Mayo General Hospital.
Mayo man serving life sentence for murdering his mother gets two and a half year sentence for throwing boiling water at a prison officer
A Mayo man serving a life sentence for murdering his mother has been given a two and a half year sentence for throwing boiling water at a prison officer. The court heard Celyn Eadon (24) has sustained irreversible organic brain damage due to drug abuse in his teens. He was convicted last year of stabbing his mother to death in 2011 while in a drug induced psychosis. The attack on the prison officer, which was captured on CCTV, was one of a series of violent incidents which occurred around the time Eadon was moved from the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) to Mountjoy following his murder conviction.
According to new research from Thérapie Clinic, the majority of Irish people (58 per cent) are uncomfortable with starting to look older and almost half (47 per cent) would consider fillers to counteract this.
An information evening on prostate cancer will be held in Menlo Park Hotel on Thursday November 12.
A retired nurse who developed a condition - which is the leading cause of blindness in over 50s in Ireland - is appealing to the public not to take their eyesight for granted.
After eight successful years Dr David Hanney, Dr Catherine O’Mahony, Dr Lorna Joyce and Dr Dan Delaney are moving from their thriving practice in the Orantown Centre to a recently renovated building on the Dublin Road, Oranmore. The new premises are strategically located just off the Oranbeg roundabout and comprises of 4000 sq feet with 13 consultation rooms. The new premises are modern, spacious and very accessible.
During the past few weeks I have tried to give some of the formative influences on the life of the writer Eilís Dillon as she grew up in Galway. The impact of her parents’ (Professor Tom Dillon and Geraldine Plunkett) commitment to the War of Independence, and her nightly fears of sudden raids on their home by the Black and Tans was a nightmare that stayed with her all her life.
I am sure that the good sisters at the renowned Ursuline convent school, Sligo, had no idea what they were letting themselves in for when Eilís Dillon and her sisters landed as boarders at their door. The Dillon girls were confident, challenging and extremely well read. Much of that confidence came from their fiercely nationalistic mother and father and their commitment during the War of Independence. Both parents were imprisoned; their father, Professor Tom Dillon, was ‘on the run’ for most of that time.