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-  Emma Hynes

Re-drawn constituency should be called ‘Galway West/South Mayo’ - Healy Eames

Fine Gael Galway West Senator, Fidelma Healy Eames, has called for the Galway West constituency to be renamed ‘Galway West/South Mayo’ in order to provide recognition to the people of South Mayo who will be incorporated into the constituency at the next General Election. Senator Healy Eames has placed a motion on the Seanad order paper, due to be heard by Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan TD, this week.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Number of cancelled day-case and in-patient operations falls at WRH by 83% - Coffey

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has welcomed news that the number of cancelled day-case and in-patient operations have fallen at Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH) by 83%. This is the highest fall of any hospital in the State and is a clear indication of the structural changes that are taking place in the reform of the health system.

-  Deborah Sweeney

10yr bond auction represents milestone in Ireland’s recovery and signals the plan is working - Donohoe

Speaking following the first auction of ten year government bonds this morning (Wednesday) since Ireland entered the Troika programme in 2010, Fine Gael Dublin Central Deputy, Paschal Donohoe, said the level of interest shown in the auction indicates the positive light in which Ireland is viewed internationally and is further proof that the Government’s plan to turn our economy around is working.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Coffey welcomes announcement of further 100 jobs for Waterford city

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement of a further 100 jobs for Waterford city. The jobs are to be created by Eishtec, which is a Waterford based call centre company that was established less than two years and that has grown to a point now where it will employ over 500 people in the city.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Buttimer welcomes opening of 20 extra beds at Marymount Hospice

e Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the opening of 20 additional beds in Marymount Hospice saying it recognises the excellent services offered by the team and staff at Curraheen.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Green light given for Palliative Care Unit to progress at Waterford Regional Hospital - Coffey

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has welcomed news of further progress for the Palliative Care Unit in Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH) under the HSE Service Plan for this year. Deputy Coffey has raised this matter with the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD, for the delivery of the vital service for the South East Region. The Palliative Care Unit has been promised for many years but it is now being progressed further.

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