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Dog park approved despite objections

Declan Tierney

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Permission has been granted for a new dog park in Athenry – despite objections from a neighbouring school that the noise will drive them barking mad.

But this week Galway County Council gave the go ahead for the development of the park for the ‘exercising and socialising’ of dogs – on condition that no floodlights are permitted.

The development includes the provision of 20 car parking spaces and a six foot high fence, along with rain shelters for the dogs and their owners at Knockaunglas, Athenry.

The adjacent Athenry Boys School was opposed to the development and had submitted a lengthy statement to Council’s planning department outlining their concerns.

According to school, the noise generated by dogs barking will interfere with the teaching of pupils attending there.

They say that they have over 140 pupils and expect this to increase over the coming academic year. A number of parents have expressed their concerns to the school with regard to the development.

“We are all familiar with how loud and occasionally intimidating it can be to hear dogs bark. This can be louder and more intimidating when there are a number of dogs present.

“We are concerned that on occasions when there may be multiple dogs present, the noise will interfere with the class work of the pupils.

“The school currently has a difficulty with stray dogs accessing the school site and fouling the pupils’ play areas. Teachers frequently have to escort stray dogs off the premises.

“While we acknowledge that those pursuing this development are responsible dog owners, we cannot overlook that the dog park might attract more stray dogs to the vicinity of the facility and this is something that places the pupils at risk”, it is stated in the submission.

The Athenry Dog Park Committee was established in 2016 and have been gathering support for an off-lead space in the area “where dogs can socialise, exercise and play and where their owners can be educated about responsible dog ownership and care for our environment”.

They said that in 2018 Athenry Community Council granted them the use of part of a disused field at Knockaunglas to establish a dog park – building on the success of similar parks in Dublin, Waterford, Northern Ireland and the UK.

The committee, made up of Jeni Whittaker, Fiona McDonagh and Jenny Klynsmith, insist that the dog park will help to ensure that the pets are kept in a safe, controlled area as well as ensuring that dog waste is collected.

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Connemara native goes online for revision courses and online weekly classes

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Julie Kilmartin, from the Heart of the Gaeltacht in Connemara has switched all of their Easter Revision Courses to online access commencing early April 2020. Julie watched the crisis unfold in Italy and realized that the closure of Irish schools was only a matter of time. The week prior to the closure, Julie contacted her team of excellent teachers and requested that they prepare to record the courses in advance. Incredibly, the majority of teachers responded and agreed.

Upon the announcement of school closures, with the uncertainty of Easter and schools still been closed, Julie and her team made the decision to switch all courses online. Time was critical if these courses could be rolled out, online for early April.

According to Julie Kilmartin- this is simply a mammoth task. We have so many courses on offer and to record professionally in a very limited period is going to be incredibly demanding. However, we are delighted with our progress and we are on target. I have to pay tribute to our Amazing Team of Teachers and Wendigo Medial from Limerick. We are currently recording 10 hours per day, 7 days a week. Our college in Limerick has turned into a Mini Hollywood Set!

Kilmartin Educational Services will offer a Comprehensive Revision Course Package for both Junior and Leaving Certificate students. Students will have full access to all recorded courses. These courses are ideal in this current COVID-19 crisis where students must stay at home. Now students can access Revision of Vital Exam Topics at the click of a button with the ability to Revise – Rewind- from the comfort of their home with the back up of revision notes for every course.

Julie Kilmartin is responding to the needs of Junior and Leaving Cert. students. Together in Separation where we are physically distanced and digitally connected. Julie is bringing her Amazing team of students to the homes of Irish students in April 2020.

Students can access these Packages for only €300- full access to everything recorded within Revision Course Package. Full details available at: https://www.kes.ie/easter-2020

Kilmartin Educational Services also are rolling our weekly LIVE and Pre recorded tuition classes for students in a variety of key subjects. Full details: https://www.kes.ie/onlinegrinds

 

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Silver lining found in battle with superbugs

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By Patrick Murphy, Medical Herbalist

Looking back in history, colloidal silver was the number one remedy to stop the spread of viruses. Colloidal silver is claimed to be anti-viral, anti-fungal and a great infection fighter.

Medical firms including London listed Smith & Nephew are turning to the old remedy of silver as they seek innovative ways to combat the nasties and superbugs. Silver has anti-bacterial/anti-viral properties and is often a critical element in bandages used to treat surgical wounds. I am pleased to report an in vitro laboratory study conducted by Smith & Nephew indicated that a silver coated dressing could kill anti-biotic resistant superbugs. The product is already on the market as a dressing for burns.

In my humble opinion, bacteria and viruses have great difficulty in developing immunity to silver because the silver breaks down cell walls and interferes obviously with their respiration and reproduction.

Before World War 2, the most powerful anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal substance known to medicine was colloidal silver, or small parts of silver, colloidal in size, suspended in distilled water. It was effective against more than 650 different illness-causing bacteria, viruses or fungi. In fact, these days it has been used aggressively to coat vital hospital equipment.

Michael Dirienzo, executive director of the Silver Institute said today’s advances in technology have enabled medical equipment producers to introduce silver coated instruments for use in treating patients, eliminating on contact, every bacterial, fungal and viral exposure [June, 2013].

Colloidal silver can be used in the home for wound disinfecting, mouth-wash, hand disinfecting, spray on cutting boards, counters etc. Disinfect your toilet, shower and bath with colloidal silver. Children all too often put toys in their mouths. Spray the toys with the silver solution.

I am a Medical Herbalist based in Tuam, Co Galway and market top-class colloidal silver. You can purchase my colloidal silver online by going to  www.skinherbalist.com or phone 093 27033.

This article is for educational purposes only. Patrick Murphy makes NO medical claims.

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ALT AR ‘COLLOIDAL SILVER
le Patrick Murphy, Luibheolaí

Fadó, bhí ‘airgead’ nó ‘silver’ as Béarls, ar ceann de na príomh eilimintí nádúrtha ar fail chun cosaint ó víris, baictéir agus fungais.

Roimh an Dara Cogadh Domhanda bhí sé ar ceann de na frith-vireas, frith-baictéir agus frith-fungais is cumhachtaí agus éifeachtach a bhí ann.

Tá gnéithe nádúrtha san eilimint ‘airgid’ agus tá sé cruthaithe mar díghalraigh chun troda go tréan in aghaidh na víris, baictéir agus fungais éagsúla.

Úsáidtear ‘airgead’ nó ‘silver’ i gcónaí san ospidéal mar sciath ag clúdach na h-uirlisí tábhachtacha leighis. Leis an dul chun cinn i teicneolaíochta le blianta anuas tá sé á úsáid chun cuidiú le lucht táirgeadh uirlisí leighis freisin.

Is féidir ‘colloidal silver’, atá déanta as ‘airgead agus uisce driogtha, a úsáid mar chosaint sa bhaile. Cuir i gcás ar ghoinn, ar lámha (mar díghalraigh), ag ullumhú bia, sa seomraí folcadh agus sa leithreas. Is iomaí uair, mar shampla, a chuireann páistí a bréagáin ina béil. Cuir ‘colloidal silver’ ar na bréagáin chun cosaint in aghaidh ionfhabhtú.

Tá an Luibheolaí cáiliúila, Patrick Murphy, ag táirgeadh ‘colloidal silver’ agus tá sé ar fáil uaidh.

D’fhólaigm Patrick faoin eilimint ‘colloidal silver’ agus módhanna déantar é breis is 30 bliain ó shin. Fuair sé an t-eolas faoi ón Dr Keith Courtney, saineolaí cáiliúila domhanda ar ‘colloidal silver’.

Tá Patrick le teagmháil ar 093 27033, nó ar www.skinherbalist.com

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All set for the surge

Dara Bradley

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HSE staff and volunteers from NUI Galway College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Galway Airport Community Testing Centre simulating COVID-19 testing on staff members, before the centre opened for testing yesterday (Thursday). Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

The heroes of Galway’s health system are redoubling preparation efforts for the expected ‘Covid-19 surge’ by adding new beds, more staff and life-saving ventilators to treat more virus-hit patients.

And while doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are ‘flat out’ on the frontline saving lives, their colleagues in several state agencies and organisations have joined forces to ramp-up testing for coronavirus at new centres across the city and county to clear a backlog of tests.

The head of Galway’s public hospitals group, Saolta, has moved to assure the public that the system locally is coping with increased presentations and admissions of Covid19 patients – and ‘escalation’ plans involving the city’s two private hospitals are at an advanced stage.

Dr Pat Nash, Chief Clinical Director of the Saolta Group and consultant cardiologist at Galway University Hospital, also praised front-line staff in the local health system, and he urged the public to reduce social contacts to slow the rate of transmission so ‘we can manage the expected surge’.

He said UHG would take the bulk of Galway’s Covid-19 cases and so far has sufficient capacity but is being reconfigured to add extra beds and Intensive Care Unit facilities. If UHG reaches capacity, the secondary escalation plan is to use Merlin Park and Galway’s two private hospitals, Bons Secours and Galway Clinic.

Only essential surgeries, such as emergencies, cancer, or heart disease such as bypasses, are taking place at Portiuncula in Ballinasloe and UHG.

 

See full story – and 18 pages on Galway’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic – in this week’s Connacht Tribune, on sale in shops today. You can also buy a digital edition online from www.connachttribune.ie or have a paper included with your supermarket shop delivery.

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