Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leaving Cert students across Galway who got their results today are being advised to take their time considering their options.
Almost 3 thousand students from schools across the city and county sat the state examination this year.
The CAO will release round one college offers to candidates online next Monday from 6am, and notices will also be sent by post.
Minimum points needed for entry to courses will also be on the CAO website from Monday at 6am.
Principal of Calasanctius College in Oranmore, Mary Nihill is advising all students to consider their options very carefully in the coming weeks and avail of all supports.
Average age of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Galway remains lowest nationwide
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The average age of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Galway remains the lowest nationwide.
According to new figures from the CSO, the average age now stands at 31 – the lowest in the country, followed by Sligo at 33 and Kerry at 35.
However, the age profile has increased significantly in recent weeks.
Shortly before Christmas, the average age of confirmed cases in Galway was just 26.
The latest figures show that Galway has an incidence rate of 1,094 per 100 thousand – and recorded 2,822 new cases over the past 14 days.
Director of Public Health for the West, Dr. Breeda Smyth, says with hospitals under pressure, we all have to play our part in halting the spread of Covid-19.
Galway to get one of country’s first Covid-19 mass vaccination centres
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three mass Covid vaccination centres will be in operation from tomorrow in Dublin, Galway and Portlaoise.
That’s according to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, who has revealed the information in a tweet this afternoon.
Galway Bay fm news is currently awaiting confirmation from the HSE as to the location of the Galway centre.
It’ll be used to vaccinate GP teams using the first supply of the Moderna vaccine.
It comes after the HSE announced the period between the first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine is being extended from 21 to 28 days.
That will take effect for those receiving the jab for the first time from Monday and is aimed at vaccinating more people as new supplies arrive.
Meanwhile, it’s emerged Pfizer Bio-N-Tech may be slowing down production of its Covid-19 vaccine.
Kevin Connolly is former chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.
He says the Pfizer vaccine is as effective when the second dose is added after 28 days…
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Public urged to stay away from Blackrock diving tower in Salthill
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The public is being urged to ‘stay away’ from Blackrock diving tower in Salthill and respect the fact that the amenity is closed.
Councillor Clodagh Higgins says despite the efforts of the city council and Gardai to fence off the area, considerable numbers of people continue to use the tower.
She claims that in some cases, people are pushing the fences aside to gain entry.
Councillor Higgins feels it’s not acceptable for people to ignore efforts by authorities to keep the public safe during a critical stage of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
She has appealed for people to let common sense prevail – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…