Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 3 thousand applicants in Galway received a first round CAO offer this morning.
At NUI Galway, medicine has dropped from 739 to 721 points.
Arts requirements have stayed the same at 300 points while points for commerce with accouting have increased by 10.
Science has gone down by 5 points while biomedical science has also dropped by 5 points.
In GMIT, the college says it has made 30% more offers at honours degree level this year compared to last.
The level 8 heritage studies course has increased from 245 to 295 while medical science has also increased from 410 to 435.
Level 8 business has dropped from 300 to 265, while accounting requirements have remained the same at 265 points.
Road closures in Carnmore due to major watermain burst
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Road closures are being imposed in the Carnmore area due to a major watermain burst on the Galway Monivea Road.
There has been considerable damage to the road surface, and closures will be imposed at Carnmore Cross as well as near the burst site.
The major watermain burst in Carnmore is located on the R339 Galway Monivea Road, on the Monivea side of the junction with the L7110, known locally as School Road.
The Galway Monivea Road will be closed at Carnmore Cross with local access only allowed, as well as at the site of the burst.
Diversions will be in place until repairs are completed, which will take a number of hours.
Consumers in a number of nearby areas will be without a water supply during that time.
County councillor appeals to public to help tackle flash flooding due to blocked gullies
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A County Councillor is appealing to the public to help tackle flash flooding being experienced across the county due to blocked gullies.
Councillor Pete Roche says the problem is being reported in every area this afternoon and Galway County Council simply don’t have the resources to be everywhere.
Councillor Roche says if people can check the gullies in their local areas it would be very beneficial.
UHG has highest number of patients on trolleys this afternoon
Galway Bay fm newsroom – UHG has the highest number of patients waiting on trolleys this afternoon.
There are currently 54 patients awaiting a bed at the city hospital – followed by Letterkenny University Hospital and University Hospital Limerick, both at 50.
Meanwhile, there are 19 patients on trolleys at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.
Nationally, 499 admitted hospital patients are waiting on trolleys today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.