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Funding for colleges in Galway looks set to be linked to performance

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Galway Bay m newsroom – Funding for Galway’s third level institutions will be linked to performance under new plans from the Department of Education.
The new measures will reward third level colleges for innovation and success in key areas.
Financial penalties will be enforced for misconduct such as unauthorized staff payments, misleading reports or filing late accounts.
The Department of Education will provide Galway’s third level institutions with increased funding for the delivery of STEM courses.
STEM courses, which are science, technology, engineering and maths courses, are more expensive to run and therefore will be incentivised in the new government plans.
Galway colleges will also receive money to allow more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend third level as part of a national strategy to narrow the class gap in higher education.
NUI Galway and GMIT will benefit from an innovation fund should they excel in key areas.
The 60/40 funding split between ITs and universities will be removed in favour of annually adjusted funding based on how many students are in each sector.
The new plans also introduce penalties for clear breaches of governance such as false financial reporting, failure to provide accurate information to relevant authorities or wilful breach of governance codes.

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Galway Consultant calls on Government to use the lessons learned during the pandemic to modernise our hospitals

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A Galway Consultant Respiratory Physician is calling on the Government to use the lessons learned during the pandemic to be more ambitious in modernising our hospitals.

Dr Michael O’ Mahoney says some of our hospitals are now barely tenable as acute healthcare facilities.

The Oughterard consultant highlights how the pandemic has emphasised the lack of critical care and non-invasive ventilation beds in our hospitals , which still rely on multibed units with few single rooms.

Dr O’ Mahoney says the current plan of building three 500-bed elective hospitals to add to the system is woefully inadequate.

Speaking to Galway Talks earlier , Dr Michael O’ Mahoney says the pandemic has shown that existing hospitals need to be modernised to provide more single bed rooms to help prevent the spread of infection.

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Chairperson of Galway City Vintners hopeful the majority of restrictions affecting hospitality sector will be removed by March.

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

The Chairperson of the Galway City Vintners says he’s hopeful that the majority of restrictions affecting the hospitality sector will be removed by March.

NPHET has been meeting to make a series of recommendations to Government for exiting restrictions.

It’s expected the curfew on hospitality will be lifted as early as next week, full capacity sports grounds will be allowed along with increased capacity at live events; while a roadmap for the return to the office is also due.

An easing of Covid restrictions will happen ‘within days’ according to the Public Expenditure Minister.

Johnny Duggan of Taylor’s Bar Galway who is also Chair of the Galway City Vintners Federation says publicans want to get back to normal trading as soon as possible.

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Galway TD challenges Minister in Dáil over exclusion of carers from healthcare bonus

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A Galway TD has challenged the Minister for Public Expenditure in the Dáil over the exclusion of family and home carers from the pandemic bonus.

Frontline healthcare workers are to be given a 1 thousand euro bonus to recognise their efforts throughout COVID-19.

However, under the current plans, home and family carers are not eligible for the payment.

Addressing Minister Michael McGrath, Deputy Mairead Farrell pointed out they lost everything during the pandemic at very short notice.

She argued without their efforts, the Government would have been in a very serious predicament.

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