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NUI Galway to host public discussion on dementia

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public discussion on dementia will take place in the city this week. (Thursday 15/3)
The event is being hosted by the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia.
It’ll feature a variety of expert talks, and the Alzheimers’ Society Mobile Information Service will be on hand to provide information to the public.
The ‘Let’s Talk about Dementia’ event takes place at NUI Galway’s Aula Maxima from 11am to 1pm tomorrow.

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Galway one of four counties with COVID-19 incidence rate under 50

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway is one of four counties with a COVID-19 incidence rate lower than 50.

Galway has a 14-day rate of 44.6 with 115 cases of the virus notified in the period.

Kerry has a rate of 46.7, Westmeath has a rate of 45.1, Wexford has recorded a rate of 26 while Leitrim has the lowest at 21.8.

Donegal remains the county with the highest rate of the infection at 219.9.

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NUIG Professor set to lead global study on impact of COVID-19 on young people

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An NUI Galway Professor is set to lead a global study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people.

Director of NUIG’s UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Professor Pat Dolan will spearhead the Youth as Researchers Global Initiative.

To date, more than 100 countries have signed up and six thousand young people have applied to be researchers on the international project.

The study will focus on wellbeing, education and learning, use of technology, human rights, youth-led action and civic engagement.

Meanwhile, the results will be presented in videos, posters and reports and shared acorss the media and on social media.

The initiative will have its official launch online this Friday, which will include a talk from patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, actor Cillian Murphy.

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Gardaí to establish new cybercrime hub in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí have announced plans to establish a new cybercrime hub in Galway.

The cyber satellite hub is one of four such units due to be set up nationwide – with the other teams to be located in Wexford, Cork and Mullingar.

The announcement of the new Galway cybercrime hub comes as the Garda National Cybercrime Bureau is currently in the process of an internal recruitment of members with the necessary skills and academic qualifications to join the existing, highly skilled team.

Some of the new staff will be allocated to the regional hubs, however, it’s understood they will remain under the direction of GNCCB to ensure consistent levels of service are provided.

Meanwhile, from 2021 Gardaí will begin to recruit civilian technician grade staff, to work in digital forensics and cybercrime investigations units.

Gardaí say the specific targeted recruitment of highly skilled civilian staff is unprecedented in its scale.

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