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Halligan hangs tough on 24/7 cardio

Waterford’s Independent TD John Halligan is hanging tough in his negotiations with the Fine Gael leadership over 24/7 cardio services for Waterford University Hospital.

Speaking to Waterford Today yesterday he described as a "paltry offer" the allocation of extra hours to the hospital. He said that he had also spoken yesterday to Francis Fitzgerald and Simon Coveney two of the lead negotiators and had further discussions with them.

Deputy Halligan said that he has made it crystal clear that unless 24/7 cardio was given to the Waterford University Hospital he would not be supporting Enda Kenny for Taoiseach.

Deputy Halligan also said that he was in constant contact with the other members of the Independent Alliance and that they were four square behind him in his quest.

As we went to Press yesterday (Tuesday) morning Deputy Halligan was still in negotiations with the Fine Gael leadership but he believed it was possible that the expected vote for Taoiseach would not happen, as anticipated, on Thursday next.

The Deputy again reiterated his pledge that he would not go into government without a pledge on cardiology. It is also known that Deputy Halligan has been in constant communication with Consultants in Waterford University Hospital and that... Read more »»

Halligan hangs tough on 24/7 cardio

Halligan hangs tough on 24/7 cardio

The world’s oldest working Lighthouse unveils Ireland’s Ancient East Tour Experience

The world’s oldest working Lighthouse unveils Ireland’s Ancient East Tour Experience

Hook Lighthouse on the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford on Thursday, April 28th unveiled a brand new tour experience at the 800-year-old lighthouse.

The new tour experience has...

WCTU lays wreath at Spanish Civil War Monument

On Sunday morning as part of its May Day celebration the WCTU laid a wreath at the Spanish Civil War Memorial Monument. Mr Una Dunphy President of the WCTU gave a brief oration. She started by recalling the Roll of Honour of the Waterford, International Brigades, Volunteers.

They were:

Frank Edwards,

Peter O' Connor

Jack Lemmon

brothers Johnny, Willy and Paddy Power

Mossy Quinlan who made the ultimate sacrifice, killed at the Battle of

Jarama,...


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