Large crowds have protested over the cut in acute inpatient psychiatric beds at St Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe. Despite these protests, the unit has closed its first beds. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

As the reconfiguration of the Galway-Roscommon mental health services has begun with the closure of the first five beds at the acute psychiatri(...)

A section of the  crowd at today’s protest march organised by community groups and supported by health service unions over the planned closure of all acute inpatient psychiatric beds at St Bridgid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A crowd estimated at 2,500 took to the streets of Ballinasloe, Co Galway today to protest at a decision by the HSE not to open 22 acute mental heal(...)

Do you ever wonder what your GP gets up to out of the surgery? Of course they have their hobbies – some play golf, some jog, some write articles – but(...)