It’s shaping up to be a week of discontent in the health service. Fianna Fail last night selected Sean Carey and sitting West Mayo councillor Paul McNamara as their candidates in the new Belmullet electoral area for the upcoming local elections. A government offer of talks has been roundly rejected by their union, the INMO, as the discussions wouldn’t address…. As Galway city continues to develop and grow, an integrated public transport system is now a priority, along with housing and health facilities. This afternoons rally comes in response to the recent fires which have delayed the development of…. Mr Ward, a member of the travelling community, was originally….

Work is to commence next week on the development of 18 council houses at Abbey Quarter in Ballyhaunis. Kathleen Murray who was aged 74 died after a fire broke out in a section of her home on Saturday. Nurses and midwives across the country have taken to the picket lines outside hospitals and HSE facilities since 8am this morning, as they demand pay increases and Government action on staff shortages. It’s looking into the standards at laboratories used for cervical screening by Cervical Check. There’s a jobs boost for Sligo today, with the news that 80 new jobs are being created in Cork and Sligo. It’s understood the GP currently working in Bangor has been offered a job elsewhere, which he is expected to accept, and there are concerns that the vacancy in Bangor may be….

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Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Lisa Chambers was speaking after the revelations that up to 6, women are likely to be called for a retest…. Over 10, people are expected to attend the Galway Solemn Novena this week. Around customers are without electricity this afternoon in the Achill area. It was confirmed by the Taoiseach yesterday in the Dail that planning permission was submitted last December for two new modular temporary operating theatres for orthopaedic surgery at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway.

Gardai in Castlerea are advising the general public of hoax calls allegedly from revenue reported in the Roscommon area this morning.

A rosckmmon 25 thousand medical appointments are cancelled and the HSE says it’s getting…. A Ballycastle woman was convicted by a jury at the Circuit Criminal Court in Castlebar today of careless driving causing the death of a cyclist. The weekend commences on Friday March 1st with the official opening and the….

An investigation into a plane crash in County Mayo in which one person died, has found the pilot lost consciousness. The INHFA is advising farmers who want to tax their jeeps commercially in Mayo that they need to bring one of two specific forms with them.


An Independent Councillor has voiced his frustration at the glix of the footpath in the Market Lane area websitee Westport. Richardas Selinis, a Lithuanian national, pleaded guilty at an earlier…. The National Association of General Practitioners says primary health care is in crisis due to government cuts.

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Rumour is rife in…. There are 43 patients waiting for a hospital bed at the Galway facility today, with the same number on trolleys at Cork….

A Mayo man has lost his appeal against his 5 year jail sentence for dangerous driving causing death. Shane Skeffington and his wife Carmel from Banada, Tourlestrane had returned from a…. Mary Buckley says the IDA has won about roscomnon investments through Brexit cimema has the potential to create over four…. It’s looking into the standards at laboratories used for cervical screening by Cervical Check.

Two dieticians have been appointed for county Mayo, at a time when there are hundreds of people on waiting lists for the service.

Hospitals are facing major disruption, after talks to avert a strike by over thousand nurses, ended without agreement last night. The woman sustained fatal injuries following a two-car collision in the Melbourne…. Plans are being finalised for a new bus service, which will transport cancer patients from Co Mayo to and from University Hospital Galway for radiotherapy treatment on finema weekly basis.

Black ice was also reported on roads across the west.

The major overspend on the new National Children’s Hospital has cast doubt over the future viability of a number of capital health projects in the Roscommon-Galway region. Hundreds of people attended a protest meeting last night in Gurteen, amid local fury over…. The decision follows objections to the development on environmental grounds.

The stretch has been described by the county coroner as “possibly the worst road” in Ireland. If Mayo County Council has the resources to remove roadside memorials, than it should have the staff to inspect private housing developments while they are under construction. Leo Varadkar seems to be bearing the brunt of the recent controversies over the nurses’ strike and the costings row for the National Children’s Hospital.

In Mayo, Gardai in Ballina and Claremorris are advising of slippy roads, due to snow and black ice, while snow is lying on roads in many….


Gerry Loftus told Midwest News that the tax office cannot process commercial tax with just a herd or flock number.

A status yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place for Ireland until Saturday, with showers of hail, sleet and snow forecast. Over ambulance personnel – including paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians, have walked off the job from 7am this morning until 5 pm this evening in a row….

Management at Mayo University Hospital say the Emergency Department is very busy today, as the strike action by the INMO is having a significant impact on patient services across all hospitals in the Saolta group. The INMO Executive Council is meeting tomorrow to discuss further industrial action on top of the five days already announced.

Snow and ice have been impacting on road conditions across the West this morning, after several inches of snow fell in places overnight and early this morning.

The figures show that progress is being made in Mayo as a result of a variety of solutions, being applied by Mayo…. Eamon O’Cuiv says his advice clinics are full…. Doctors will be able to offer it on a case by case…. Taoiseach Leo Varadker, Agriculture Minster…. This was as a result of a motorist driving through a barrier on the Castlerea rosscommon Ballyhaunis line. Mayo County Council is requesting the Road Safety Authority to standardise a breathalyer test that could be bought in glix shop or pharmacy.

Almost 60 families in the West of Ireland have received websjte in recent weeks for failings in audiology services provided to their children. They say they’re finding it websihe impossible to sell their stock because of poor prices, the…. The Green Party is putting three candidates forward for the upcoming European elections on May 24th.

Irish Rail says delays will continue throughout the morning peak. Galway Hospice had planned to construct a bed facility on land adjacent to Merlin Park,…. Westdoc has confirmed that Glenamaddy, Castlerea and Roscommon have merged since the start of this year, in terms of providing out-of-hours GP services.

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