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Surgical hub for the West is approved

Fri, Sep 22, 2023

The Saolta University Health Care Group and Galway University Hospitals has issued a statement welcoming the progress in developing a new surgical hub in Galway city - which will provide a significant uplift in surgical capacity in the western region.

Galway City Council has now granted planning permission for the hub and also granted permission for the provision of a new bus stop to be located adjacent to the proposed development along with 108 car-parking spaces.

Construction of the Surgical Hub in Galway is due to commence later this year and is due to be operational in early 2025. A tender process has now commenced.


Plenty to play for in intermediate final round

The Mayo GAA Egan Jewellers Intermediate Football Championship is proving to be tight as always as we head into the final round of group games, with plenty still to play for for the majority of clubs. ...


Ring pleads for government support for St Brendan's Village

Concerns for the future of St Brendan's Village in Mulranny, which provides a home-from-home for many elderly returned Irish emigrants and older people in the community, were raised in the Dail this week by Mayo TD Michael Ring. ...


Black '47 – The Year of The Dog

Dogs have always held a special place in the hearts and minds of rural dwellers in the West of Ireland. The author of a letter dated 5th February 1847 and published in the Dublin Weekly Register reflected on the habit of country folk keeping one or ...

Health & Lifestyle

Say goodbye to the dreaded double chin with Strawberry Lift at JC Body & Beauty

Does your chin have a twin? Some clients may have found that as they age fat has developed in the chin area along with looser skin under the jawline. ...


Something for Everyone on Culture Night in Mayo

Announcing a night of free entertainment, art and culture events around the county for Mayo Culture Night on September 22nd are Joanne Grehan, Director of Services Mayo County Council; Rhiannon Brosnan; Cllr Michael Loftus, Cathaoirleach MCC; Anne Fitzgerald; Ellen Shaw; and Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive MCC.

Audiences in Mayo will be treated to an exciting and varied range of free events and activities as part of this year’s Culture Night, on September 22nd, with something to suit all tastes. ...


VW goes all-in with new fully electric models

The new facelifted VW I.D3.

The Volkswagen brand has a new and ambitious target of 80 per cent fully electric vehicle sales in Europe by 2030. ...


Churches still feel the impact of the pandemic

Lest we think that the implications of the pandemic are items of the past, maintained on video for retelling in some future decade's episodes of Reeling In the Years, there are still many walks of life that have felt the blow of the lockdown and ...


RTB data “sadly unsurprising” - IPAV

Pat Davitt, IPAV Chief Executive

Responding to the latest RTB (Residential Tenancies Board) data showing the number of termination notices received by the organisation in the first half of this year rose by 58pc compared with the latter half of 2021, IPAV, the Institute of ...


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