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Dec 12, 2018

Elective surgery postponed at Mayo University Hospital

With 26 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, management have confirmed that the Emergency Dept is very busy today with a number of patients awaiting admission, and they're advising people attending the Emergency Department to expect delays. The…
Dec 12, 2018

57 patients on trolleys at UHG - the most overcrowded in the country

Galway University Hospital is once again the most overcrowded in the country, with 57 patients on trolleys today. According to the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation, the number on trolleys nationally has risen to 558. This includes 57 at UHG, 25 at Sligo…
Dec 12, 2018

Over €1.9m Government funding allocated for Ireland West Airport

Over €1.9 million euro in Government funding has been allocated for Ireland West Airport Knock. It's part of a €3.7 million package of grant aid announced by the Transport Minister for regional airports in Knock, Kerry and Donegal. The funding of one million,…
Dec 12, 2018

Man still being questioned about death of elderly woman on Co Galway farm

A man being questioned by Gardaí in Co Galway about the death of an elderly woman, who was struck by a teleporter on a farm earlier this year, was reportedly well known to her. 75-year old Chrissie Treacy was killed after the collision with the large…
Dec 12, 2018

51 detections of drugs for sale or supply in Mayo to date this year - more than double last year's figure

Gardai in Mayo have been aggressively targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs during 2018, with 51 detections so far this year - more than double last year's number. There have been 163 arrests in relation to the possession of drugs for personal use -…
Dec 12, 2018

Law Society will apply to freeze the accounts of suspended Ballaghadereen solicitor

The Law Society will apply on Friday for court orders freezing the personal accounts of suspended Ballaghadereen solicitor Declan O’Callaghan as well as the accounts of a Co Roscommon practice he previously operated. The society is concerned that the client…

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Dec 12, 2018

Mayo native puts in huge performance in FA Cup for Peterborough

Mayo native Conor O’Malley put in a huge performance in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, during which he produced three penalty saves in a shootout with Bradford to book Peterborough’s place in the next round. The Westport man received his first senior…
Dec 12, 2018

Connacht GAA confirms full fixture list for 2019 championships

Connacht GAA has confirmed their full fixture list for the 2019 championships. As expected Mayo will travel to face New York on Sunday May 5th in Gaelic Park in the Senior Championship. The other Quarter Final between London and Galway is also fixed for that…
Dec 12, 2018

Venues confirmed for Mayo U21 B Football Semi-Finals

Mayo GAA MD Roof Services U21 B Semi-Finals: Burrishoole v Ardnaree Sarefields goes ahead Sunday 16th at 1pm in Connacht GAA, Centre of Excellence, Bekan. ET if required. Ballyhaunis v Charlestown goes ahead Sunday 16th at 2pm in Connacht GAA, Centre of…
Dec 11, 2018

Connacht Post Primary Schools Results from today

Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Senior C Football Championship Sancta Muire Louisburgh 3-12 Our Lady’s College Belmullet 0-08 Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Football Juvenile C League Dunmore CS 4-09 Ballinamore Post Primary 1-08 Connacht GAA Post…
Dec 11, 2018

Galway native Mattie Kenny begins his tenure as manager of the Dublin Senior Hurlers tonight

Mattie Kenny begins his tenure as manager of the Dublin Senior Hurling team tonight. The Galway man will be in charge of the Dubs as they play Carlow in the opening round of the Walsh Cup at Netwatch Cullen Park.
Dec 11, 2018

Connacht submit planning application for redevelopment of the Sportsground in Galway

Connacht have formally submitted a planning application to Galway City Council for the redevelopment of the Sportsground. The Western Province say they have received widespread support from the public and elected representatives, since unveiling their plans…

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Nurses in hospital Emergency Department nurses will go on strike on December 15th.

INMO members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action that will include a strike.

INMO General Secretary Liam Doran says 92% of members voted in favour of industrial action, and the strikes will continue on an on-going basis into the New Year until nurses' demands are met.

The first strike on 15th December will affect one hospital in the West / Northwest hospital group, and in a different hospital within the group on any subsequent strike days.

Nurses claim Emergency Departments are overcrowded and understaffed, and say they feel ignored by the government and HSE management.

The INMO is to notify the HSE in the coming days which hospitals will be involved on the 15th - but say that an all-out, nationwide strike is a possibility in the new year. 

The union says this campaign of industrial action is being taken as a last resort, and after 10 years of discussions and broken promises.

In the first ten months of this year, almost 80,000 patients found themselves on trolleys in Emergency Departments or overcrowded wards – which represents a record level of overcrowding.

Today, there are 339 patients on hospital trolleys across the country, with 22 at UHG, 3 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe and 4 on trolleys at Sligo Regional Hospital.

 

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