39 thousand Galway households reliant on State intervention for broadband
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 39 thousand Galway households are relying on State-led intervention under the Government’s national broadband plan.
The remaining 71 percent are to be served by commercial operators.
11 percent of Galway households are due to receive high speed broadband under Eir’s ongoing rural deployment.
This has already provided a service to almost 14 thousand premises in the county.
Roscommon/Galway TD Eugene Murphy has hit out at the continued delays in the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan.
There is only one company – Enet – left in the running after eir pulled out of the process earlier this year.
Deputy Murphy says the provision of quality broadband for rural Ireland is not a luxury, it is a matter of necessity for survival, hear more from him at 11…
UHG remains under significant pressure with 67 patients on trolleys
Galway Bay fm newsroom – UHG remains under significant pressure today with 67 patients on trolleys
This is one of the highest ever figures at the city public hospital
It’s the third highest number in the country behind Cork with 70 patients on trolleys and Limerick with 107
Yesterday at UHG, elective day case and inpatient adult procedures were postooned due to pressure on beds.
In Portiuncula in Ballinasloe there are a further 8 people waiting on trolleys
Nationally, 647 people are waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals today
Incidents of hate crime increased in Galway last year
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- There has been a slight increase in reported incidents of hate crime in Galway.
Last year, 22 cases of hate crime and hate related incidents were reported in the county Garda Division – an increase on the 17 reported in 2021.
Half of last year’s incidents in Galway related to race.
Across the country there were 582 reported incidents of such crimes, an increase of almost a third compared to 2021.
Stephanie Rohan gives some examples of the incidents reported nationally last year:
Thousands of students expected to attend upcoming open days at Galway universities
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Thousands of students are expected to attend open days at University of Galway and Atlantic Technological University Galway this Saturday (25/03).
There are over 100 talks organised for the University of Galway’s open day from 9am to 3pm.
Student Recruitment Officer, Caroline Duggan says there will be a range of different talks:
Meanwhile, ATU Galway is welcoming prospective students to its Dublin Road, Wellpark Road cand Connemara campuses until 1PM.
ATU School Liaison Officer, Lorraine Cunningham describes some of what ATU has to offer as it approaches its first anniversary of becoming a university: