Cllr Donagh Killilea

  • It’s disappointing to discover that the HSE run nursing home Aras Mhuire in Tuam has had its registration lapsed. That’s according to local Fianna Fail Councillor Donnagh Killilea. The Councillor says however, that HSE management has assured him that the re-registration process is now underway.

    At a recent HSE West Forum meeting, Cllr Killilea, a member of the forum sought information on the new residential facility on the site beside the Primary Care Centre in the town, asking if a design team has been put in place for the development.

  • Councillor Donagh Killilea will join sitting TD Anne Rabbitte on the Fianna Fáil ticket in Galway East.

    The party will now run two candidates in the three seat constituency where sitting TDs Ciaran Cannon and Seán Canney are fighting to retain their seats.

    The party has now decided to add the Tuam based councillor being to the General election race.

    He is the third generation of a political dynasty with both his father and grandfather serving as TDs.

    His late father Mark Killilea had a decorated political career serving as a county councillor, Senator and MEP as well as a TD.

  • An event will take place this Friday to mark the beginning of demolition at Gilmartin Road in Tuam.

    The road is due to undergo an €8m rejuvenation project from Friday, which will involve the demolition of 30 old houses and the construction of 40 new homes.

    21 council houses at Gilmartin Road and St Enda’s Avenue will also be refurbished as part of the project.

    The event will take place on Friday from 12 noon at Gilmartin Road and will see councillors attend to see the demolition of the first of the houses.

    Chairman of Tuam Municipal District Fianna Fail Cllr Donagh Killilea told Midwest News that it is a historic day for the town.

  • It’s a disaster for patients and their carers living at home or in residential private care that there is a real shortage of medical / sanitary /  incontinence supplies  from the HSE at present.

    That’s according to Tuam based Fianna Fail councillor Donagh Killalea who raised the matter with HSE management at this week’s HSE West Forum meeting.

    In response Chief Officer with the HSE confirmed that clients have been encountering delays in the delivery of incontinence products following a change of supplier last year. He said that despite numerous interactions with this supplier, difficulties remain. Therefore he said the HSE is re-tendering for this service and its expected a new tender will be in place by September.

    Cllr Killalea told Midwest News that the situation is completely unacceptable.

  • A Galway County Councillor is questioning why the HSE has put a new X-ray facility into the old health centre in Tuam, rather in the town' s new Primary Care Centre.

    Fianna Fail Councillor Donagh Killilea says a campaign has been underway for months to secure an X-ray facility in Tuam, and now the HSE has decided to locate the service in the old health centre.

    The issue was discussed at yesterday's meeting of the HSE Regional Forum, where Councillor Killilea called for the x-ray service to be provided instead at the new Primary Care Centre in Tuam.