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Irish Language student residences part of new NUIG language plan

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Designated student residences at NUI Galway for Irish Language speakers form part of the college’s Irish Language Scheme for the next three years.
President of NUIG, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh launched the university’s third Irish Language Scheme this week.
One aspect of the Irish Language Plan for NUI Galway is designated accommodation with reserved places for Irish-speaking students.
The first and pilot group of students is already in residence for the academic year 2018-2019.
A Comhordaitheoir Stráitéiseach – strategic co-ordinator – will be appointed to work across NUIG campuses to prepare a comprehensive plan of cultural and social events through Irish.
The language plan includes a focus on the university’s website to develop Irish language content online.
An Institutional Language Plan will be prepared based on the fluency level and number of Irish speakers on campus.
A Steering Committee will also be set up to monitor the preparation and implementation of the Irish Language Plan for NUI Galway.
The aim of the scheme is to improve and broaden Irish language services for the university community.

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A man in his 20’s dies and another is injured after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

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A man in his 20’s has died after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar at approximately 12.45pm.

The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

The road remains closed and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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Gardai and Emergency Services attending the scene of a Road Traffic Accident on N63

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Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision on the N63 Newbridge to Ballygar Road.

The road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

No further information is available at this time.

Further updates will issue in due course.

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Protest is held at The Skerritt Roundabout over dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city

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A group of approximately forty campaigners have been protesting at The Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway over dangerous conditions that exist for cyclists and pedestrians on the streets of Galway.

The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, set up a pop-up pedestrian crossing at the roundabout.

Skerritt Roundabout was chosen as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.

The group said that the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.

Organiser Grainne Faller told John Mulligan that decision makers need to factor in safety when it comes to road and street design in Galway.

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