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Galway Students’ Union concerned about quality of accommodation

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Students’ Union at NUI Galway says it’s concerned about the standard of accommodation being offered to students, as demand increases.
CAO offers were sent out earlier this week and students have been trying to secure accommodation in the city for third level education.
Students are facing significant hikes in accommodation rates due to a lack of supply.
A report compiled by property website Daft shows the average rate for a single room in the city is €275 – up 3 percent compared to last year.
The price of a three bed house is €927 – up 7 percent.
240 student properties in Galway were available at the beginning of this month on the Daft website, compared to 400 at the same time last year.
NUIG Students’ Union President, Declan Higgins says there are concerns about the quality of accommodation being offered to third level students.
While, Ronan Lyons of Daft says the situation in Galway is also prevalent is all the large cities where the student population is fueling price hikes.

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Cornamona teenager’s film which scooped British award to be aired on TG4

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Galway By fm newsroom – The short film which scooped a British award for Cornamona teenager Katie Feerick is to receive its premiere on TG Ceathar tomorrow evening

The ‘See Yourself On Screen’ challenge called on young people aged 4 to 18 to create their own idea for a mini-TV show for the future, with winners seeing their show made with the help of a team of professionals and premiered on national television.

The challenge is a pan-industry initiative, in funded by the UK government and led by the British Film Institute alongside a collective of industry partners and broadcasters including TG Ceathar

14 year old Katie was mentored for the project by TG Ceathar journalist Caoimhe Ní Chathail, and the award winning film will be aired on the Irish language channel tomorrow evening at 4.40

Katie won the judges over with her film ‘Eachtraí Le Coróin’, or Coronavirus Events, in which a time capsule from 2021 is discovered while a tree is being planted during an international day to commemorate COVID-19 75 years from now, in the year 2096

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1,725 new cases of COVID-19 nationally

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Professor of Health Systems from DCU says the government should have introduced more effective measures before reopening.

The Department of Health has reported 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today.

As of 8am today, 473 people were hospitalised, 97 of which are in ICU.

Anthony Staines, says ventilation and contact tracing should have been improved before restrictions were eased – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour.

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Water supply returning to normal in Knocknacarra and Barna

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Water supply is returning to normal this teatime in Knocknacarra and Barna

Irish Water and city council crews repaired the burst to the water main from Clifton Hill in Galway City to Tonabrucky Reservoir

Normal water supply is returning but it typically takes two to three hours following repairs for fully restore supply to all customers affected by an emergency outage.

To ensure the safety of the public and crews carrying out the repairs to the burst, traffic management continues to be in place until road reinstatement works are completed

As a result, Letteragh Road remains closed between beyond Sliabh Rua and Tonabrucky Cross until 6 this evening

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