Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway has joined six other Irish universities in launching a campaign to make the Irish education system the best in Europe by 2026.
The Charter for Irish Universities has identified six key objectives to achieve its goal, which include, improving digital experience, investment in research and innovation and increasing state investment.
The Charter – which is the first of its kind in third level education history – has been facilitated by the Irish Universities Association.
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Man dies following house fire in Moylough
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a house fire in Moylough.
It’s understood the fire broke out at around 5am at a two storey house in the Moate area.
It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 60’s, was living alone at the house.
Emergency services – including several units from Mountbellew and Tuam – remain at the scene this morning.
25 more cases of Covid-19 diagnosed and one new death confirmed by Department of Health
Galway Bay fm newsroom:
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with COVID-19 has died.
There has now been a total of 1,744 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Thursday 9th July, the HPSC has been notified of 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,589* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “This weekend, we all have an opportunity to exercise, socialise and enjoy life in a safe and responsible way.
“Continue to protect each other using public health advice and encourage each other to make safe choices as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. We have all achieved so much through solidarity over the last few months, that effort must not be in vain.
“Please follow public health advice and refer to the guidance if unsure about your environment or plans.”
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
Calls for City Council to repair leak at Parkavera on Eglington Canal
Galway Bay fm newsroom:
There are calls for Galway City Council to repair a leak at Parkavera on the Eglington Canal to prevent flooding in local homes.
It comes as area residents have raised concerns that a broken wall in the canal is posing a serious risk to health and safety.
This week, one resident reported hearing a loud noise which turned out to be a collapsing boundary wall that borders their property and the adjacent public green area.
That’s according to Independent City Councillor Colette Connolly who is calling for an onsite investigation by an engineer and for temporary safety barriers to be installed at the canal.
She says works need to be carried out immediately to safeguard local houses and prevent serious accidents from happening.