Monthly Archives: May 2014

Calleary calls for cross-party support for Mayo maternity services

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Fianna Fáil has called on all public representatives in Co Mayo to stand up against the downgrading of maternity services in the West and North West regions. This week, Seanad Éireann will vote on a Fianna Fáil motion condemning planned cuts to local maternity services. The motion highlights the fact that Ireland has the lowest number of obstetricians per number of patients in the OECD.  It calls for enhancement of obstetrician-led services at regional hospitals, rather than the dismantling of a crucial frontline health service. It comes after a confidential HSE report, seen by Fianna Fáil last week, outlined plans to downgrade up to four maternity units in the West […]

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Calleary calls for permanent reinstatement of Summer Works Scheme

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Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary has called on local Fine Gael Deputies to make a firm commitment to permanently reinstating the Summer Works Scheme and Minor Works Grant for schools. It comes after the Government finally agreed to reinstate the Summer Works Scheme on a temporary this year. Deputy Calleary has welcomed the long-overdue announcement but has said it’s essential that this is not just an election stunt. “This scheme, along with the Minor Works Grant, was suspended for the last two years. Many schools across Co Mayo that depend on these modest supports to carry out essential maintenance works have been crippled by debt as result,” said Deputy Calleary. “I […]

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