Just 11 extra garda recruits stationed in Galway since 2014
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Just 11 extra gardaí are stationed in Galway since the lifting of a recruitment ban in 2014.
According to figures in the Times, four of the country’s 28 garda divisions have fewer gardaí than 4 years ago.
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Seanad hears up to 900 on waiting lists across five Galway city schools
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Senator Sean Kyne has told the Seanad there are over 850 children on waiting lists across five schools in Galway city.
He cites there are around 100 on lists for Coláiste Mhuire Mhaithair, Educate Together, Coláiste Iognaid and The Bish, while there are 360 on the Coláiste Éidne list alone.
In a response on behalf of Minister Norma Foley, it was stated the Department is aware of the issue and a number of building projects to expand schools are currently underway.
Senator Kyne says those long and medium-term plans are welcome, but action is needed now:
100 PhD researchers protest at University of Galway over pay and conditions
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 100 PhD researchers and students have taken part at a protest at the University of Galway today over pay.
It coincides with a national protest organised by the Postgraduate Workers Organisation, who marched to the Dáil at the same time.
The group are looking to secure better pay, as on average they say they earn less than €18,500 a year, and do not have adequate workers’ rights.
Our reporter Sarah Slevin attended the protest to hear the group’s concerns:
Status yellow wind warning for Galway until 5PM
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A status yellow wind warning is in place for Galway until 5PM today.
The alert, which came into effect early this morning, is also in place for County Clare.
Met Éireann isadvising there will be very strong and gusty southwest to west winds leading to some coastal flooding.