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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New survey finds people in Connacht most likely to break lockdown earlier this year
Galway Bay fm newsroom:
People in Galway and the rest of Connacht were most likely to break lockdown earlier this year.
That’s according to a new survey from Geographical information company Esri who commissioned the poll of a thousand people.
53 per cent of people in Galway and the rest of the west admitted they went beyond the allowed distance from home for reasons other than work, care or to the shop.
Nationally, 45 per cent of those surveyed said they broke traveling restrictions during the country wide lockdown.
Half a million euro for Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom:
Over half a million euro has been awarded to Galway’s local authorities for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme
The allocation has been made by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien and forms part of a national pot worth 18 million euro.
Through this latest funding tranche, Galway City Council will receive 310 thousand euro, while the County Council has been allocated just under 250 thousand euro.
The grants have been announced to support the Disabled Persons Grant scheme and improvement works in lieu of the Social Housing Scheme.
The Disabled Persons Grant scheme provides funding for extensions and adaptations to existing social housing stock for older people and people with a disability such as grab rails, disabled access ramps and the creation of downstairs bedrooms.
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Calls for City Chief Executive to intervene in long-running dispute over re-design of Kirwan junction
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for the City Chief Exeutive Brendan McGrath to intervene in a long-running dispute regarding the design of the planned signalised junction at the Kirwan roundabout, near the Menlo Park Hotel
Over two years ago the Local Authority passed a Part-8 process to change the roundabout, on the Headford Road, to a signalised junction.
At that time, the Collins family, who live adjacent to the junction, raised concerns that the plans would impinge on their property.
They were assured that their concerns would be taken into consideration and an agreement would be reached.
That’s according to Fianna Fail City Councillor Mike Crowe who says discussions he has held with the Transport Section of Galway City Council, on behalf of the family, have proved fruitless.
Councillor Crowe put forward a motion at this week’s meeting of Galway City Council which asked the City Chief Executive to intervene in the matter to bring about a resolution for the Collins family
Mr McGrath promised to review the matter, and speak about it in due course.