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GALWAY TEEN BACK IN SCHOOL AFTER WARNING FROM JUDGE

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A 15-year-old boy is now attending school regularly ever since a judge warned him last month that he would keep jailing his parents until he went back to class.

The case was back before Galway District Court yesterday (wed april 10) where it was heard last month that the boy had missed 91 school days out of 114 this year alone and had a long history of truancy.

The Galway teen, who is in his Junior Certificate year, had been asked by Judge Alan Mitchell at Galway District Court last month to decide which of his parents should go to jail because he was refusing to go to school.

Judge Mitchell warned the boy he would keep jailing each parent for one month in turn until such time as he returned to school on a daily basis.

He gave the boy 24 hours to consider his ultimatum.

The following day, the boy indicated through his parent’s solicitor, Valerie Corcoran that he didn’t want to see either parent go to jail and that he would go back to school.

The matter was adjourned for one month to see if the boy complied.

Judge Mitchell agreed with Ms Corcoran and the Welfare Board to adjourn the matter further to ensure the boy continues to comply until at least this academic year is complete.

He listed the matter for mention on May 7th

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Almost 60% Galway’s small and medium enterprises are investing in upskilling the workforce

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 60% of Galway’s small and medium sized enterprises are investing in training and upskilling their workforce.

That’s according to research by business support and mentoring programme MentorsWork.

They also found that just over half of Galway’s SMEs understand the implications of tech threats, and almost half are up to date with automation and digitalisation.

Acting Director of the Small Firms Association, Elizabeth Bowen, stresses the importance of training and upskilling.

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Increased Garda presence across city in light of recent assaults

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s now an increased Garda presence across Galway city in light of the recent level of serious assaults.

At this week’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee, Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche said assaults causing harm are a serious concern.

He said Gardaí are putting resources into tackling the issue, and foot patrols have been increased.

But it was noted that more Gardaí on the beat means some other specialist units are having to make do with less resources.

Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says there will be a highly visible presence in the city for the rest of this month.

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30 new jobs as Domino’s Pizza opens in Oranmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Domino’s pizza has opened a new store in Oranmore, creating 30 jobs for the locality.

The new premises is located in Oranmore Town Centre.

The jobs added include pizza chefs, customer service staff and delivery drivers.

Justin Ward, Franchisee at Oranmore Domino’s said: We’re excited to open a new store in Oranmore, allowing us to deliver our delicious menu of handcrafted pizzas to even more of our loyal customers across Galway. 

“We’re also on the lookout for exceptional people to be part of our in-store team. More than 80% of our store managers start their careers as an in-store team member, so these roles offer a great opportunity for ambitious people looking to grow and build a career with the nation’s best-loved pizza company!” 

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