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Budget 2018 delays solutions to Galway’s health, housing and traffic crises another year

Reacting to Budget 2018, Niall Ó Tuathail of the Social Democrats said: “At a time when Galway faces great challenges in health, housing and traffic, Budget 2018 is not providing the solutions.” “An ambitious budget would have funded Sláintecare, the first cross-party plan for our health service. Budget 2018 didn’t. An ambitious budget would have Read More >

Limerick situation suggests new A&E department will not solve Galway hospital woes

As the University Hospital Limerick continue to suffer severe overcrowding despite opening it’s new Emergency Department, Social Democrats Galway representative Niall Ó Tuathail claims Galway needs to invest in community care teams if it is to solve the pressure on Galway hospital. Mr Ó Tuathail, who works as an advisor to the NHS on health reform, Read More >

Niall Ó Tuathail predicts worst is yet to come on homelessness in Galway

The June homeless figures released recently show that the number of people homeless in Galway is at its worst ever in recent history, with 189 adults homeless. Reacting to the numbers, Social Democrats Galway representative Niall Ó Tuathail said: “These numbers are shocking but unfortunately neither surprising nor unpredictable. The population of Galway is growing Read More >