Gaeltacht Minister of State, Dinny McGinley says there’s no need for an independent review of the terms of the proposed sale of the seaweed company Arramara Teo in Connemara to a Canadian group.
Minister McGinley says the Attorney General’s office is now examining the details of the proposed sale and that it will be referred back to him before the Government takes a final decision.
Seaweed harvesting is a substantial source of income on the Connemara coastline.
€1.2m for NUIG to lead EU project on third level innovation
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A team at NUI Galway has been awarded €1.2m in funding to lead a European project on building innovation in higher education.
Idea to Impact – or i2i – aims to train students and staff enhance the start-up ecosystem in a network of Universities and colleges.
The project will train more than 800 students and 300 staff across a range of European educational institutes over a two year period.
It gets underway this month – with the ultimate aim of developing a more entrepreneurial mindset in disciplines including heath, technology, climate, culture and creativity.
NUI Galway, working with partner institutions in Spain, Greece, Slovakia and Bulgaria, has been awarded €1.2m to lead the project.
The research team says it looks forward to demonstrating the potential of the west of Ireland as a leader in the Entrepreneurial domain – and working with like-minded partners to build innovation capacity and create a foundation for future funding in the field.
Funding awarded for community facilities across Galway
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Funding has been awarded to a range of community groups across Galway to help them sustain and improve facilities in their local areas.
The funding of €143 thousand has been approved by the alway County Local Community Development Committee – or LCDC.
A total of 72 projects will avail of the latest round of funding, with allocations ranging from several hundred to €10 thousand.
In some cases, the funds support physical development or refurbishment, while in others, they support the purchase of equipment or payment of utility bills.
Mountbellew Community Centre received the maximum allocation of €10 thousand for the replacement of damaged floors.
While Youth Work Ireland Galway also received the same amount for the development of youth facilities in Loughrea.
1,345 cases of Covid-19 confirmed nationally
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has confirmed 1,345 new cases of Covid-19 here.
It’s a reduction of 41 on yesterday’s figures which were the highest in six months.
There are currently 105 people in hospital with the virus, a reduction of one person.
Of those, 21 are in intensive care units, also a decrease of one person compared to yesterday.
The five-day moving average in Ireland has risen to 1,282, compared to 983 this day last week.
The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 310, while the seven-day moving average is 1,237.
The HSE continue to be affected by the recent cyber attack and the daily case figure may change due to future data review, validation and update.