Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Central Statistics Office is to hire more than 250 Census enumerators in Galway.
The online application process for the positions, which will run for 10 weeks from February 28th until May 6th, is now open at Census.ie
Enumerators will be responsible for the delivery and collection of around 400 census forms in a specific area during that time.
They’ll work an average of 22 hours per week, including evenings and weekends when people are most likely to be home.
Census 2022 will take place on Sunday, April 3rd next year.
5,622 new cases of Covid-19 are reported as number of patients being treated in hospital for Covid-19 falls below 500 for the first time in four weeks.
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The number of patients being treated in hospital for Covid-19 has fallen below 500 for the first time in four weeks.
487 patients are being treated in hospital for the infection – 114 of whom are receiving intensive care, an increase of four on yesterday.
5,622 new cases of Covid-19 were reported today by the Department of Health.
The five-day moving average is now 4,894 – up from 4,691 yesterday.
LISTEN: Minister welcomes launch of JAM card initiative by both NUI Galway and by Galway Public Libraries
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Minister of State for Disability Anne Rabbitte T.D has welcomed the launch of the JAM card initiative by NUI Galway and by Galway Public Libraries.
The initiative allows customers with a learning difficulty, autism or communication barriers to tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily.
It has been rolled out by NUI Galway on campus and by Galway Public Libraries in branches throughout the city and county.
The announcement from Galway Public Libraries makes them the first library authority in the West of Ireland to launch the initiative.
Bernie Kelly, city and county librarian explains how the JAM Card works:
The announcements from both NUI Galway and Galway Public Libraries have been welcomed by Minister of State for Disability Anne Rabbitte T.D who said that this means a lot to a lot of people and was delighted it was happening in the west of Ireland.
For more information on the JAM Card© please visit https://tinyurl.com/Jamcardinfo
LISTEN: Galway Sports Club to become first in the country to develop gender specific changing areas
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The first in a series of fundraising events with a difference will take place tonight in Creggs.
The Rugby Club there are currently in the middle of a fundraising draw for their new facilities.
These facilities are specifically for female players of all sports who use the grounds in the Galway/Roscommon border village and will make it the first sporting development in the country to have female specific changing areas.
President of Creggs RFC is Aidan Farrell. He pointed out that it has only been realised in recent times that changing facilities had been designed with only male players in mind.
He started by saying that the facilities in Creggs are not just for Rugby.
The first draw will take place this evening at 8pm live on the Creggs RFC Facebook Page.