Date Published: 31-Mar-2008
Youth Work Ireland, Galway last evening [mon mar 31] announced the closure of the Young Mothers in Education Project due to lack of funding
There are 60 young mothers currently involved in the Project, many of whom will not be able to continue their education without the support which it provides.
The Young Mothers in Education Project has been in operation for 9 years serving over 200 young mothers and their children.
Despite strong warnings of the financial crisis facing it core funding to allow the Project remain open was not allocated
Last month Representatives of the Project met with the Minister of State at the Department of Education Sean Haughey in Leinster House
They lobbied strongly for the Department to reinstate the funding that the project has received for the 3 years prior to 2007.
However the funding was not forthcoming and Irene Murphy, Regional Director, Youth Work Ireland, Galway says it’s with great sadness that they made the enforced closure announcement
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.