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CANCER CHIEF ASSURES GALWAY PUBLIC THAT UHG ONCOLOGY SERVICES ARE SAFE

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Date Published: 01-Oct-2010

A leading cancer official says oncology services in Galway and the west are not at risk of budget cutbacks.

The director of the national cancer screening service, Tony O’ Brien made the comment at University Hospital Galway today, where he officially opened the colposcopy unit.

The unit, which is essential for the diagnosis of cervical cancer, consists of three examination treatment rooms and supporting administration offices.

Hundreds of women have received treatment at the unit since it opened in July.

Earlier this week, the HSE West revealed plans to cut 12 million euro from its budget every month until the end of the year.

Speaking to Galway Bay fm news at UHG today, Tony O’ Brien said he is confident cancer services in the west will be protected from budget cutbacks.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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