Name recognition challenge in science arena for NUI Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway and University College Cork are facing a name recognition challenge in the world science arena
No delegate surveyed last week at Europe’s largest science conference, the Euro Science Open Forum, correctly named NUIG or UCC
The EuroScience Open Forum takes place every two years and more than 4,000 scientists, students, journalists and policy makers attended it in Copenhagen
The Sunday Times asked 90 delegates from 26 countries, 13 of them from outside the EU, if they could name any Irish university
Trinity College Dublin was the most familiar with 31 per cent being able to name it
The next best was University College Dublin at 7 per cent followed by Dublin City University and University of Limerick both at 1 per cent
No delegate correctly named NUI Galway or University College Cork
2 per cent of delegates said University of Galway while 8 per cent said University of Cork and Cork University
No delegate mentioned NUI Maynooth
In summary – one third of delegates surveyed knew the exact name of an Irish university, one third came close and the final third could not name any Irish universities
Over 33,000 families in Galway are to benefit from a €100 increase in Child Benefit payments this week.
Over 33,000 families in Galway city and county are to benefit from a €100 increase in Child Benefit payments this week.
The additional €100 per child in payments as announced by Minister Heather Humphries will be paid tomorrow to assist families with the Cost of Living.
This means that €240 will be paid per child.
This announcement by the minister has been welcomed by Ballinasloe Senator Aisling Dolan who says that this can be a difficult time of the year for parents.
Free event in city to showcase how to recycle food waste
Galway County Council is hosting a free event in the city tomorrow to help people understand how to recycle food waste
The educational event is open to all and will be held on Shop Street from 11am to 4pm
It’s being held in conjunction with National Food Waste Recycling Week, which runs until Friday.
Pauline McDonagh, Circular Economy Co-ordinator of the Southern Waste Region outlines what will be involved.
Galway Fire Services called out to gorse fires in three locations in the past 24 hours.
Fire services in Connemara were called out to gorse fires in three locations over the past twenty-four hours in Ros Muc, Renvyle and Inverin.
All three fires were contained quickly, and no serious damage has been reported.
A Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine orange fire warning continues until tomorrow with a high fire risk deemed to exist in all areas where dead grasses and shrub fuels such as heather and gorse exist with a particular focus on bogland and forestry.
Chief Fire Officer for Galway City and County Gerry O’Malley explained that given the current warm weather, there is an increased risk and urged the public to take precautions during this period.