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Connolly spars with Health Minister over low occupancy at private hospitals

Galway West TD Catherine Connolly clashed with the Minister for Health in the Dáil this week over the use, or underuse, of private hospitals...

Coronavirus: Connolly condemns lack of support for artists

Galway West TD Catherine Connolly has criticised the lack of support the government is providing for the arts and artists in the Covid-19 crisis,...

Cancer patients can’t get surgery although hospitals operating at 25% capacity – TD

Some people diagnosed with cancer have been unable to get surgery even though hospitals are operating at a fraction of their full capacity, a...

Nursing homes “utterly forgotten” at pandemic’s outset – Connolly

Galway West TD Catherine Connolly has accused the government of forgetting about nursing homes at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, and failing to...

Galway West: Catherine Connolly elected on 12th count

Catherine Connolly has become the latest candidate to be returned in Galway West as counting begins to wind down.

Connolly criticizes botched public services card with €60 million bill

Galway TD Catherine Connolly hit out at the Government over the botched public services card scheme which is set to cost the taxpayer over...

Child sexual abuse redress scheme was “designed to fail” says Connolly

Galway TD Catherine Connolly has said that a redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse in schools was "designed to fail". The Independent TD...

Over 2,000 waiting for surgery at Merlin Park Hospital

The waiting list for orthopaedic surgery at Merlin Park Hospital has grown to more than 2,000 people. A group of ten orthopaedics surgeons at Merlin...

Future of new Merlin Park Hospital in doubt after hospice decision Taoiseach says

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar cast doubt on the future of a new hospital at Merlin Park in comments made in the Dáil this week. The...

Backlog of 1,500 people waiting for surgeries at Merlin Park

The backlog of patients waiting for orthopaedic surgery at Merlin Park Hospital is piling up with 1,500 people awaiting complex surgery. The ongoing closure of orthopaedic...

Galway TDs say funding shortfall must be addressed before any talk of amalgamation

Galway's elected representatives have said that a serious shortfall in funding for the local authorities in Galway city and county must be addressed before...

Clarity needed on plans for five council owned houses vacant for over 10 years

Galway TD Catherine Connolly has said there needs to be greater clarification on plans for five council owned which have been left vacant for...

Local TDs demand funding for Galway Autism Partnership in crisis

Two Galway TDs have demanded that the state provide enough money to keep Galway Autism Partnership open amid a funding crisis. Speaking in the Dáil...

Report on abuse of three children in Galway foster home due shortly

A report by an independent review into the abuse of three children at a foster home in Dunmore near Tuam is due by the...

Dozens of property owners get CPO notifications about Galway Ring Road

The first round of notifications have been sent out in relation to the €600 million Galway Ring road. According to the Irish Times, up to 90...

“Absolutely no sense of urgency” from city or state on housing, says Galway West TD

Galway West TD Catherine Connolly took local and government authorities to task on the housing crisis during a Dáil debate on Tuesday. "There is absolutely...

Galway TD says Taoiseach is ‘out of his depth’ on housing crisis

Catherine Connolly TD has called on the government to declare a national emergency in relation to the housing crisis. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, she...

Galway TD questions government response on right to work decision

Galway West TD Catherine Connolly this week asked Minister for Justice and Equality Charles Flanagan about financial barriers to asylum seekers’ right to work. The...
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