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High-level meeting on Galway 2020 to get underway this afternoon

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A high-level meeting is set to get underway in the city in the next hour to discuss the progression of the Galway 2020 Capital of Culture project.
A wide range of cultural groups involved in the bid are meeting with the CEOs of Galway city and county councils.
It follows a week of turmoil for the project, marked by high-level resignations and increasing fears over the impact of severe funding cuts.
Many believe the reduction in budgets – some reportedly as high as 80 percent – means the project outlined in the successful bid cannot be delivered.
The cuts have already led to Druid Theatre company shelving one of 2020’s flagship productions – to focus on a much smaller alternative.
However, earlier today, Government Ministers expressed full confidence that the project can be turned around.
Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring says the Galway 2020 board has the full confidence of the Culture Minister Josepha Madigan.

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GMIT moves step closer to forming Connacht-Ulster Alliance

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – There has been confirmation that the formation of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance – which would see GMIT merge with several other IT’s – has moved a step closer.

Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris, has confirmed that he expects an application seeking the merger to be delivered shortly.

He was responding to a query raised by Senator Aisling Dolan at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills.

The CUA would be a technological university for the North-West region consisting of GMIT, Letterkenny IT and IT Sligo.

Fine Gael Senator Dolan says once approved and developed, it will transform the region.

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NUI Galway Student Union President says ‘blame game’ wont work in addressing rise of Covid Cases in city.

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – NUI Galway Students Union president Pádraic Toomey has said that ‘negative messaging’ shouldn’t be used to address the sharp rise in Covid cases in Galway city centre.

The local electoral area has an incidence rate that’s five times the national average, and the highest in the country.

The rise in the incidence rate has been partly linked to the return of students to their accommodation in the city.

Mr Toomey, added the ‘blame game’ won’t work.

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Roll out of vaccines to people aged 85 and older takes place in Merlin Park today

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The GP Vaccination centre at Merlin Park will distribute vaccines for people aged 85 and older today ahead of the delivery of 44,000 vaccines to another 500 GP Practices nationwide from Monday.

Merlin Park is one of two centres that will operate this weekend with the other being the Munster Technology University in Cork City.

These hubs involve family doctors coming together to give the jabs to their patients in large centres.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer says there are reasons for hope and optimism in the weeks ahead in reducing the spread of Covid-19.

This weekend marks a year since the first confirmed case of the disease in the Republic.

The 5-day average of new infections is now 644 – down from 835 two weeks ago.

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