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MINISTER SEEKS LOCAL INPUT ON GALWAY SCHOOLS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 11-Jun-2011

Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn hopes to consult local groups to get their views about the future of two-teacher rural schools.

The issue was raised in the Seanad this week by Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh, who criticised proposals to close such schools as a cost-saving measure.

A ‘Value for Money’ review of small schools began last October and is due to be completed later this year.

In the Seanad, Trevor O’ Clochartaigh stressed the importance of maintaining two teacher schools, especially in rural and Gaeltacht areas.

Senator O’ Clochartaigh explained that there are nearly 70 small schools being reviewed in Galway.

Minister Ruairí Quinn responded by saying that he would wait to hear the recommendations of the ‘Value for Money’ report before giving a definitive answer on the future of small schools.

However, Minister Quinn added that, even though his constituency is an urban one, he understands the need for small rural schools.

Minister Quinn concluded by saying that he will speak to colleagues across all parties on a plan to get the imput of local interests on the small schools issue.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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