An Post to arrive in Caherlistrane to discuss future of post office
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Officials from An Post will arrive in Caherlistrane later this week for a meeting about the future of the post office service.
A delegation from the local community, including Mayor of County Galway, Mary Hoade and Galway East T.D Paul Connaughton will attend.
The meeting with An Post is due to take place at 5p.m on Friday at Caherlistrane Community Centre.
A scaled back post office service had been operating out of the shop in Caherlistrane for the past 6 years.
That service was transferred to Headford last month when the shop in Caherlistrane closed.
However the shop will re-open on Friday and it’s hoped the post office service can be returned to Caherlistrane.
Seanad hears up to 900 on waiting lists across five Galway city schools
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Senator Sean Kyne has told the Seanad there are over 850 children on waiting lists across five schools in Galway city.
He cites there are around 100 on lists for Coláiste Mhuire Mhaithair, Educate Together, Coláiste Iognaid and The Bish, while there are 360 on the Coláiste Éidne list alone.
In a response on behalf of Minister Norma Foley, it was stated the Department is aware of the issue and a number of building projects to expand schools are currently underway.
Senator Kyne says those long and medium-term plans are welcome, but action is needed now:
100 PhD researchers protest at University of Galway over pay and conditions
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 100 PhD researchers and students have taken part at a protest at the University of Galway today over pay.
It coincides with a national protest organised by the Postgraduate Workers Organisation, who marched to the Dáil at the same time.
The group are looking to secure better pay, as on average they say they earn less than €18,500 a year, and do not have adequate workers’ rights.
Our reporter Sarah Slevin attended the protest to hear the group’s concerns:
Status yellow wind warning for Galway until 5PM
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A status yellow wind warning is in place for Galway until 5PM today.
The alert, which came into effect early this morning, is also in place for County Clare.
Met Éireann isadvising there will be very strong and gusty southwest to west winds leading to some coastal flooding.