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Half of courses at NUIG increase in CAO points

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than half the courses taught at NUIGalway have seen an increase in demand, driving up the first round CAO points needed.

Commerce has risen from 340 to 375 points, Commerce with French is up 30 points to 525 and Commerce with German is up 45 points to 450.

Business Information Systems at NUIG saw an increase of 30 points to 400 while Commerce (Accounting) increased 20 to 440 points.

Science subjects have also proven popular at NUIG, with the points for biomedical science increasing from 540 to 545.

Environmental science is also up 25 to 400, however Engineering is down 30 to 400.

Arts at NUIG has remained unchanged at 300 points and in Law, both Civil law and Corporate law are up 10 and 15 points respectively.

At GMIT, science has seen a decrease of 10 points to 350, while construction management has decreased from 240 to 215 points.

Accounting at GMIT remains unchanged at 265.

The closing date for acceptance of CAO round one offers is at five fifteen on the evening of Monday August 26th.

For those who don’t get their first choice offer today – the round-two offers will be made on Thursday August 29th.

A helpline has been set up for any queries students may have on 1800 265 165.

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Works underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Efforts are continuing to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort.

Due to the depletion of water in the reservoir, there will be an outage until approximately 8 tonight to allow levels to recover.

Galway County Council working in partnership with Irish Water say there may be further outages overnight, but every effort will be made to restore supply to all areas as soon as possible.

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Step forward in redevelopment of Ceannt Station as a major transport hub

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a step forward in the redevelopment of Ceannt Station as a major transport hub, with the opening of the tender process.

The Department of Transport and URDF funded plan aims to transform the station area as integrated public transport hub.

Speaking as the tender process was announced Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said the ease of transfer between rail and bus at the upgraded train station will support the compact and sustainable growth of the city.

Subject to the tender process and funding approvals, Iarnród Éireann envisages awarding the main construction contract by mid-2023, with a construction phase of 30 months.

The work will include a new entrance and facade, new customer facilities, enhanced connectivity and interchange between rail and bus services and a new roof on the existing train hall to transform the platform and circulation areas into bright spaces.

Junior Transport Minister and Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton said this investment, along with progress in delivering BusConnects Galway, will provide more options on how people can travel to,from and around the city and county.

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Clár na gComhlachtaí launched at Connemara school by Junior Gaeltacht Minister

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Today saw the official launch of Clár na gComhlachtaí, the Student Enterprise Programme, provided by Údarás na Gaeltachta in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI).

The hands-on business learning experience was launched in in Coláiste Cholmcille in the Connemara Gaeltacht today by Minister for State for the Gaeltacht and Government Chief Whip, Jack Chambers

Clár na gComhlachtaí encourages budding entrepreneurs in Transition Year in the Gaeltacht areas of Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kerry and Waterford to develop their own mini-enterprises and compete in a national final.

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