Nurses in UHG to carry out work-to-rule action in wake of trolley crisis

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The recent hospital trolley crisis in Galway has eased these past few weeks, with the numbers of people waiting having dropped substantially from their peak earlier in January.

Teddies grin and bear it at hospital’s tenth anniversary

Overcrowding and delays were not an issue at one particular hospital recently, with over 1,500 sick teddy bears treated in the space of two days on the NUI Galway campus.

Galway Oxfam urges people to donate unwanted Christmas presents

By Laura Roddy Oxfam Ireland is looking for people to donate their unwanted Christmas presents. The charity that runs 51 shops around Ireland undertook a survey which revealed that more than eight out of 10 people have received presents over the Christmas period that they will never use. Over half of the population of Ireland […]

The Galway Giving Tree: For those in need this Christmas

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    The Galway Giving Tree is an all-volunteer organisation, which has been helping local families in Galway since 2010.

Review: A Skull in Connemara

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No other region of Ireland perfectly encapsulates Irish identity and culture more than Connemara. In the past, films such as The Quiet Man have portrayed this cultural landscape as an idyllic paradise with endless green fields filled with grazing livestock and charming thatched cottages complete with native-speaking inhabitants.

New Spanish Classes Starting Soon

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The spring term at The Spanish Institute starts on the 29th of this month and will offer a variety of Spanish classes for beginner, improver, intermediate, and advanced levels. There are also courses available to children and teenagers including specialised courses for Junior and Leaving Certificate Spanish. The new schedule of classes is available on […]

Student nurses to march on HSE headquarters

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On Thursday 6 March student nurses and midwives from around the country will take part in a protest march at Dr Steevens hospital in Dublin, headquarters of the HSE.  The protest is primarily related to pay rates for student nurse interns.

Evening Vigil in Merlin Park

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The NUI Galway society of Students for Sensible Drug Policy is holding an evening time vigil outside of the burned down remains of the Merlin Park addiction clinic on the 20 December at 6.15pm. As has been discussed in this newspaper previously, the HSE Area Management have decided to relocate the Addiction Service from its […]

Senator Healy-Eames’ Public Debate: Retain & Reform the Seanad?

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With only days to go before the country decides whether to abolish the Seanad or not, Martha Mahoney discusses a public debate held recently by Senator Fidelma Healy-Eams…

Galway Community Pride Festival Kicking off this Week

Even the mayor is getting in on the fun. Photo by John McDonnell

This week, Galway Community Pride will kick off in full force. Jessica Thompson reports…