Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway city councillor has raised concerns over reports of anti social behaviour and vandalism at the former site of Gael Scoil Mhic Amhlaigh in Knocknacarra.
Windows in the main building and in the prefabs have been smashed and locals have reported numerous instances of anti social behaviour at the site.
The Gael Scoil moved to a state of the art new campus at Miller’s Lane in January, leaving the old building on Cappagh road vacant.
Councillor Donal Lyons says the site was intended to be the new home of the Educate Together National School that is currently located in the Gateway Retail Park.
However, the city councillor says that no contact has been received from the Department of Education regarding the move.
Councillor Lyons says that the vacant school site needs to be secured as soon as possible to maintain it as an important resource.
Less than 5 new COVID-19 cases in Galway, 456* nationally, and 13 further deaths
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has now been a total of 2,099 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Friday 4th December, the HPSC has been notified of 456* confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 73,948** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 219 are men / 235 are women
- 59% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 39 years old
- 197 in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 33 in Limerick, 21 in Louth, 20 in Kilkenny and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 21 other counties.
As of 2pm today, 231 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 28 are in ICU. 5 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
*A technical issue that delayed uploading of laboratory results to the HPSC has been resolved. It led to a reduced number of cases reported in recent days. The reporting is reflected in a higher number of cases today. There has been no impact on the management of cases or the timeliness of contact tracing. Day on day variations such as these are taken into account in all epidemiological analyses.
**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the reclassification of 1 probable case to confirmed. The figure of 73,948 confirmed cases reflects this.
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 04 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 04Dec2020)||14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 04Dec2020)||New Cases during last 14 days(04Dec2020)|
Ireland’s current 7-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 42.9.
NUI Galway Covid-19 Project Wins National Impact Award
A project that connects patients with their loved ones, against a backdrop of COVID-19 restrictions on visits to hospitals, has seen NUI Galway win a National Impact Award.
The project, known as ICU Familylink, won the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Award, in the ‘COVID-19 Response’ Category
The university worked with industry partners Cisco and IBM to deliver the state-of-the-art video call system, specifically for the intensive care unit setting at University Hospital Galway (UHG).
The Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards recognise and showcase the success in knowledge transfer carried out in Irish Higher Education Institutions and publicly funded research organisations for the wider benefit of the economy and society at large.
Dr Aoife Murray, delivered the initiative along with Irial Conroy, Breda McColgan and PJ McKenna of IBM, Brian O’Donoghue of Cisco and Frank Kirrane, Leonie Cullen and Dr Bairbre McNicholas of UHG.
They were supported by the wider Saolta, Cisco, IBM, UHG and NUI Galway staff, and other organisations that kindly provided supports with special thanks also conveyed to Niamh Connolly and Ian Gallivan of NUI Galway and the TTO office for the facilitation of making all of the project’s contributions available in the public domain.