29 03, 2018

Development Through Drama

By | March 29th, 2018|Blog, Education, Health, Homepage, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Development Through Drama Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) is offering a 10 week course of personal and social skills development through drama with Lisa Nugent starting Wednesday 11th of April. This course costs only €20 and [...]

28 03, 2018

Better representation for disabled people on public transport boards

By | March 28th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News, National|0 Comments

A commitment by the Independent Alliance to appoint at least one director on all public transport boards with personal experience of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities using public transport is now in the [...]

21 03, 2018

Make your voice heard on loneliness

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Make your voice heard on loneliness Loneliness and social isolation are among the greatest public health risks of today. Loneliness is now as prevalent in the young as it is in the elderly. One in [...]

7 03, 2018

Increased fines for parking in disabled spaces

By | March 7th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

The fixed charge penalty for able-bodied drivers parking in disabled spaces increased from €80 to €150 at the beginning of this month. Able-bodied people who park in these spaces are making life more difficulty for [...]

14 02, 2018

Frustrated with lack of progress on Merlin Park theatres

By | February 14th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News|0 Comments

Patients in the HSE West region are being let down badly by the lack of progress in terms of delivering orthopaedic theatres at Merlin Park Hospital. It is incredible that it will take a full [...]

18 01, 2018

Galway Parkinsons receives €40,000 in funding

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News|0 Comments

Galway Parkinsons was this week allocated €40,000 in funding from the HSE, which is a very welcome development for people in Galway county and living with Parkinsons. This funding under a Section 39 application follows [...]

7 12, 2017

Changes to Invalidity Pension for self-employed

By | December 7th, 2017|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Welcome changes which allow self-employed people with sufficient PRSI contributions to access Invalidity Pension came into effect on December 1st last. The economic crash of 2007 exposed just how vulnerable self-employed people are in terms [...]

13 11, 2017

Canney Welcomes €700k Additional funding for X-Ray and Ultrasound Services for Tuam Primary Care Centre

By | November 13th, 2017|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

East Galway TD Seán Canney has been informed that the Department of Health have sanctioned €700,000 in additional funding for diagnostic services for Tuam Primary Care Centre. Deputy Canney has lobbied the Department of Health [...]

13 11, 2017

Slow progress on Merlin Park orthopaedic fiasco

By | November 13th, 2017|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Health, Homepage, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Slow movement by the Saolta hospital group to address the current lack of theatre space at Merlin Park Hospital, Galway is totally unacceptable. A temporary theatre facility is in the tendering process with a closing [...]

9 11, 2017

Canney Welcomes progress on Athenry Wastewater Treatment Plant

By | November 9th, 2017|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News, O P W|0 Comments

Work is to start on the upgrade of Athenry Wastewater Treatment Plant. The works when complete will ensure that the waste water discharged from the plant to the river Clarin is compliant with the discharge [...]