Press Release re the Repeal of the 8th

15th May 2018-Press Release: Deputy Catherine Connolly calls for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment. Deputy Catherine Connolly said that she will be voting Yes for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment in the forthcoming referendum on Friday the 25th of May. It is an issue she has campaigned for over the years and indeedContinue Reading

Teagmháil na nÓg, Tír an Fhia, Conamara

Deputy Connolly said she is very concerned with the news that a youth reach centre in Conamara is in danger of closure. Deputy Connolly said that this centre, Teaghmháil na nÓg, in Tír an Fhia, Ceantar na nOileán, Co. Galway is a centre that caters for teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18. ItContinue Reading

Continued closure of day-centre and 15 empty beds in public nursing home in Carraroe is unacceptable.

  Deputy Connolly said the ongoing closure of the day-centre in Áras Mhic Dara, Carraroe is unacceptable. The day-centre closed on the 5th of March and over a month later remains closed. This is a centre in the heart of the Gaeltacht which provides an essential service to people aged 70-98. Up to March 5thContinue Reading

New Psychiatric Unit: Galway University Hospital

Deputy Connolly says she has tabled a number of questions to the Mister for Health in relation to the delayed opening of the new psychiatric unit at Galway University Hospital. Dep Connolly said she was previously informed that the new 50-bed unit would be open by December 2017, which was itself following a previous delay.Continue Reading

Closure of Time4Us

Further to the announcement by the Board of Directors of Time4Us that the service is to close at the end of March, 2018 Deputy Connolly said she immediately contacted the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone to see if she was aware of the proposed closure and to see what steps, if any,Continue Reading

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