Galway Bay fm newsroom – A staff member at NUI Galway was paid 90 thousand euro while absent on grounds that did not meet the university’s own rules for payments for sabbatical leave.
The details were presented along with the college’s financial statements for the year to the end of last September.
The person who received the 90 thousand euro while absent from the college is one of an unknown number of people with whom NUIG concluded employment-related settlements.
According to today’s Irish Examiner, the settlements cost NUI Galway 134 thousand euro, including severances.
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Same day voting for Galway islands moves a step closer
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Same day voting for Galway islands has moved a step closer
It has been a bone of contention for quite some time that the Galway islands have to vote a few days ahead of the rest of the country
Galway West TD Eamon O Cuiv has trail blazed this issue for many years, and is confident same day voting will be in place for the next election
He joins my now on the line to outline the timeline involved with moving the bill for the necessary legislation
Deputy O Cuiv, this campaign to give islanders the same basic rights as everyone else has been going on a long time
Minister Ryan appoints Galway businessman Padraig O’Ceidigh chairperson of Shannon Group
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway businessman Padraig O’Ceidigh has been appointed Chairperson designate of the Shannon Group.
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan announced the move today, saying Mr O’Ceidigh will bring extensive experience and sectoral knowledge to the role.
He has held senior management positions including Executive Officer and Chairman of Aer Arann for some 26 years, and served as a Senator
Commenting on his appointment, Mr O’Ceidigh said Shannon Airport is a vital economic engine for the Shannon Region and wider west of Ireland economy.
Funding approved for extra classrooms at Lackagh National School
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Funding has been approved for extra classrooms at Lackagh National School
Minister for Education Norma Foley has confirmed that funding will be provided for the additional accommodation
It includes two new mainstream classrooms and a special education teacher room to cater for the current demand within the recently built school.
Independent Galway East TD Sean Canney says it’s important that an area like Lackagh has the capacity to deliver education in modern facilities – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour