Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUIG and GMIT have secured a total of over 4.3 million euro to address a number of key capital investment priorities.
The devolved capital grant allocation will facilitate areas such as minor works and equipment needs to support the safe reopening of campus.
It will also include the procurement of additional ICT devices, including laptops, to support disadvantaged students.
The grant will also see investment in equipment and infrastructure that are required to support the creation of additional student places, given the exceptional circumstances facing the Leaving Cert class of 2021
Under the scheme, NUIG has been allocated 2.6 million euro, while GMIT has secured 1.7 million euro.
Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Minister Hildegarde Naughton, says the issue of digital inequality had become especially apparent during the Covid-19 pandemic, when students had to rely on technology for remote learning.
UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.
47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.
Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.
Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.
Tuam Councillor hits out at those behind Tuam violence
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Tuam County Councillor has hit out at those involved in yesterday’s violent incident in Tuam in which seven people were injured at a cemetery in the town.
Armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4pm, after violence broke out.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.
Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.
Two funerals took place yesterday in the town and local Councillor Donagh Killilea has stated that the violence which broke out that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.
It’s believed the incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.
Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, Local Councillor Donagh Killilea says he and others are now working to broker a peace deal with those involved as the people of Tuam have had enough of the violence….
Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests completed in Galway over last week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests were carried out at Galway’s two testing bases in the last week.
The Galway Airport site completed 4,186 tests in the period.
In the city, the Forster Street site carried out an additional 1,442 tests.
Latest figures show 721 Covid 19 cases were recorded in Galway over the last 14 days.