Merlin Park

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Galway Hospice at Renmore. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway environmental group intends to appeal planning permission granted for a hospice within one of the city’s oldest “green lungs”. Galway City C(...)

The 18-bed Galway Hospice   in Renmore has been seeking more space to provide palliative care for some years. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway Hospice said it hoped a revised plan for a new 36-bed facility will reduce its impact on one of the city’s oldest and most biodiverse woodland (...)

Independent Alliance TD Sean Canney: has raised his concerns with the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, on the exclusion of the Western Rail Corridor from the investment plan.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will commit to establishing three elective-only hospitals in Galway, Cork and Dublin West as part of their national capital plan. Disc(...)

Author and arthritis sufferer Ann Marie Healy at her home in Glenamoy, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

I was born into a family of 16 children, 6 girls and 10 boys (one brother, Thomas Patrick, died when he was seven months old) in the rural village of (...)

Ecologically sensitive: a common spotted orchid near Merlin Woods, Galway. Photograph: Colin Stanley

Imagine Galway using its status as European Capital of Culture for 2020 to build casinos and run poker marathons and mixed-martial-arts tournaments on(...)

Redevelopment site in Galway comprises 4.6 acres

Estate agent Cushman & Wakefield has called for final bids by December 14th for the Galway Irish Crystal redevelopment site on the Old Dublin Road(...)

Concerns emerged following an audit by two independent orthopaedic surgeons of spinal surgery procedures carried out by a surgeon at University Hospital Galway  and Merlin Park Hospital (above) between January 1st, 2013 and November 14th, 2014.

Surgery carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon in Galway contributed to the premature deaths of two seriously ill patients, according to an audit of th(...)

Portiuncula Hospital in Co Galway. A leaked report has suggested closing its emergency department and sending patients to UHG. Photograph: Alan Betson

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, has treated 13,312 people in its emergency department since the start of the year, while University Ho(...)

Merlin Woods is home to five species of bat, some 16 species of butterfly and the short-eared owl. Library photograph: iStock

A Galway community group has said it will continue its efforts to protect one of the city’s oldest and most biodiverse woods, following a vote by city(...)

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh: welcomed the consideration of Galway’s Merlin Park campus being  used as a location for a new hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s Merlin Park campus should be considered as a location for a new hospital, according to the head of the west region’s public hospital group. (...)

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