Patient care at Galway University Hospital

On Tuesday, 22nd October I raised the disturbing experience of a 74-year-old patient while in the care of Galway University Hospital last month with the Taoiseach in the Dáil. The facts of the situation as set out in a complaint made to the hospital by a member of the family are shocking and deeply upsetting.Continue Reading

Ireland declares a climate and biodiversity emergency

I welcome the declaration last week of a climate and biodiversity emergency which follows the culmination of sustained pressure from opposition parties in the Dáil since February 2016. The declaration is as a result of a range of amendments tabled by all opposition parties, which left the government with little choice but to declare anContinue Reading

Raise the Roof

Speaking following the recent ‘Raise the Roof’ protest in Eyre Square, Deputy Connolly said that the housing emergency is a matter that she has raised on a continuous basis since her election to the Dáil in February 2016 and has repeatedly asked for a public housing construction programme to balance the market. Rather than embraceContinue Reading

Ospidéal Choláiste na hOllscoile, Páirc Mheirlinne

Dúirt an Teachta Dála Connolly gur cosúil go bhfuil 2,000 duine ag fanacht anois ar obráid ortaipéideach ag Ospidéal Pháirc Mheirlinne in ainneoin na ngealltanas uilig atá tugtha ag lucht bainistíochta an ospidéil. Deimhníodh go raibh an méad seo daoine ar an liosta feithimh sa litir is déanaí ó mháinlia sainchomhairleach ar son grúpa deichniúrContinue Reading

Merlin Park Hospital

Deputy Connolly said despite all the assurances and promises given it now seems that 2000 people are waiting for orthopedic surgery at Merlin Park Hospital. This situation was confirmed in a second letter to TD’s on March 22nd from a consultant orthopedic surgeon on behalf of a group of ten orthopedic surgeons. The stark contentsContinue Reading

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