Galway Bay fm newsroom – 90 schools across the county will be awarded Green Flags today in recognition of their efforts to tackle litter and waste.
An Taisce’s Green Flag scheme challenged schools all over Ireland to go green by becoming more aware of energy usage, water conservation and climate change.
90 percent of all primary and secondary schools in Ireland participated in the programme during the last school year.
They’ve shown a waste reduction per capita of 7.65 kilograms per year, electricity reduction of 24 kilowatts per year, and significant reductions in water and fuel usage – saving over 8 million euro.
The awards will be presented to Galway county schools at 10.30 this morning in the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city, while the city schools will receive their Green flags at 1 o’clock this afternoon.
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Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.
Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.
Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.
Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.
The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.
The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,
Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.
Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.
The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.
The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.
Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today: