Bus Éireann strike sadly inevitable

Deputy Connolly said that the strike by Bus Éireann workers was inevitable given both the demand by management that core pay be cut and the indifference displayed by the Minister and government in relation to the mounting crisis. The decision to strike was not taken lightly by the workers and it is extremely for themContinue Reading

Light-rail is the solution to the traffic problem in Galway

Deputy Connolly said the level of traffic congestion on Galway’s roads is simply not sustainable on any level. It is causing great frustration among motorists on a daily basis, it is interfering with our competitiveness and severely impacting on our ability to deliver on our commitments under climate change legislation. Indeed it has now beenContinue Reading

Tuam Mother and Baby Home: Survivors and their families must be at the heart of this Commission

Deputy Connolly welcomes the Minister’s confirmation that the second interim report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission will be published by the end of March. The publication of the report, however, must be accompanied by an explanation as to why there has been such an unacceptable delay in its release. It would seem thatContinue Reading

Deputy Connolly’s disbelief at Minister Harris’ failure to deal with the request for a new hospital and his failure to visit Merlin Park and, in particular, to see first-hand the ambulance service accommodation with regard to which the most serious concerns have been raised.

While welcoming Minister Harris’ visit to Galway Deputy Connolly says his announcement that there is money for the design stage of the new A&E is nothing new. Indeed in response to a question from Deputy Connolly the Minster confirmed this situation in the Dáil many weeks ago. So the Minster came to Galway to reiterateContinue Reading

Deputy Connolly welcomes Minister Harris’ visit to University Hospital Galway on Monday, 20th February.

Deputy Connolly welcomes confirmation of Minister Harris’ visit to UHG on Monday. It is vitally important that he confirms that funding will be made immediately available for the upgrading of the new Accident and Emergency and that the recruitment of the necessary front line staff is given priority. Equally important however is that he giveContinue Reading

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