Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Breaking News

Minister Harris says proposed Connacht/Ulster Technological University would create powerhouse for education access

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris says the proposal to establish a new Connacht/Ulster Technological University would create a powerhouse in terms of access to education in the north west region.

In May, a formal application was made for the major multi-campus development involving the amalgamation of GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT.

Speaking on his way to visit the GMIT Castlebar campus today, Minister Simon Harris told Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks that he expects good news in the coming months.

After the official submission, a panel was appointed to assess the vigour of the application and to decide if it had reached university status.

The panel will then present a report to Minister Harris before a final decision is made.

Minister Harris says incredible work has been done by all three institutions in getting the application to this point.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

Breaking News

Transport Minister calls for Quiet Man Greenway to be included in new Galway County Development Plan

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Transport Minister is backing the proposed development of the Quiet Man Greenway in county Galway.

Minister Eamon Ryan recently made a submission as part of the County Development Plan urging the County Council to develop the Greenway connecting Athenry to Milltown.

Fine Gael Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon says the submission requests that the Local Authority include the Greenway as a specific objective in the development plan which will be published early next year.

The proposed cycling amenity has been the subject of long-running local campaigns and would run for 47km, connecting Athenry, Ballyglunin, Tuam and Milltown.

Deputy Cannon argues it makes absolute sense to develop the infrastructure and to connect it with the Galway-Dublin Greenway in Athenry.

He told Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks Minister Ryan’s submission calls for the project to be prioritised:

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Galway Sports Partnership launches new scheme to tackle low physical activity levels in teenage girls

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Sports Partnership has launched a new scheme in a bid to tackle low physical activity levels in teenage girls.

A special panel will meet once a month to discuss challenges facing girls aged 12 to 19 and find better ways to engage with them and tackle barriers to participation.

It will be broken into two age categories – one to look at 12 to 15 year olds, and another to focus on 16 to 19 year olds.

Each group will be made up of 12 girls from Galway city and county.

Anyone interested in joining the panel can apply online on the Galway Sports Partnership Facebook page.

Louise Burke is Coordinator with Galway Sports Partnership and says girls who are active in their teenage years are much more likely to establish a life-long relationship with sport and exercise.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Call for city council to urgently review Litter Management Plan

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council is being urged to urgently review its Litter Management Plan after a survey found Salthill is considerably littered.

Councillor John Connolly is reacting to an IBAL costal litter survey which gave Salthill Beach, Dog’s Bay in Connemara and Loughrea Lake the second lowest designation for cleanliness.

He points out this is particularly disappointing given a previous survey two years ago recognised Salthill as being of an excellent standard.

He also further notes the latest survey recognised there was an increase in the number of clean beaches and harbours nationwide in the past two years.

Councillor Connolly says there needs to be an urgent review of the city’s Litter Management Plan given the downgrade in Salthill.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending