Date Published: 11-Jul-2012
Over 11 thousand Galway residents have sought help from Family Resource Centres across the city and county.
The figures compiled for 2011 are broken into constituency and show that 9 thousand 200 people sought help in Galway East while 2 thousand 500 looked for assistance in Galway West.
The study also shows that a further 2 thousand 800 were referred on to other service providers.
A trend has been noted of an increased demand for access to information on upskilling with 416 Galway residents going on to take up education courses and a further 226 availing of work training placements.
The group also operates and in-house counselling service which has seen an uptake of 124 people in Galway centres last year.
The Galway Family Resource Centres are assisted with a team of 28 volunteers, as well as core staff.
Annie Rosario is the Co-Ordinator of Gort Family and Community Resource Centre.
She says future cutbacks could severely impact on the centre’s ability to deliver key services such as counselling.
Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald launched the report findings today [Jul 11] and says inter-agency co-operation will assist in the delivery of key services.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.