Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Asthma Society of Ireland has issued a warning to people in Galway who suffer from both asthma and hayfever, that there are high levels of pollen predicted for this weekend.
Hayfever symptoms can escalate asthma attacks, which in some cases can be fatal.
Over 15,000 people in Galway have both asthma and hayfever – and they’re being advised to take precautions this weekend.
The organisation has issued helpful advice including to keep bedroom windows shut at night, to stay indoors as much as possible when pollen levels are high, to avoid grassy areas, and to apply vaseline around the nostrils to prevent the inhalation of pollen.
CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, Sarah O’Connor says pollen levels can be tracked online at asthma.ie:.
To hear from Sarah O’Connor, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..
NUIG to make student timetables available by end of month
Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is to finalise timetables for students by the end of the month as the university prepares to reopen.
The university received guidance on the reopening of third level in recent weeks and is now examining the roll-out before the September reopening.
NUIG President Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh says feedback has found students are keen to have an in-person experience as well as the online mode of learning.
First year students are expected to begin on campus on September 28th with an induction process likely to take place the previous week.
Professor Ó hÓgartaigh says there will be an on-campus experience as well as online learning while adhering to public health guidelines….
City Hall opens book of condolence following death of John Hume
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city council has opened a book of condolence following the death of John Hume.
The remains of the former Nobel peace prize winner will be removed from his home in Donegal to Saint Eugene’s cathedral in Derry this evening.
Mr. Hume passed away in the early hours of yesterday having suffered from Dementia for some time.
He was awarded the freedom of Galway city in 1999 in appreciation for his work in the promotion of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
A funeral mass will be held for the 83 year old tomorrow in accordance with public health guidance.
A book of condolence will be opened at City Hall this morning and will remain open until Friday afternoon.
Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv told Keith Finnegan on Galway talks John Hume did a lot for the country – often against the odds….