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Parental demand to influence patronage of city school

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Parental demand will be a key issue in deciding the language and patronage of a new school to be opened in the west of the city next year.

The school will be based in Knocknacarra and is among four schools nationwide due to open September 2014.

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is inviting patron bodies to apply for the patronage of the new schools by the 14th of June.

Of 20 new primary schools to be built in the coming years to meet rising pupil numbers, seven opened lasy September and five more will open this September

Speaking on Galway Talks, Labour TD Derek Nolan says he hopes the new city school could be housed in the existing building used by Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh.

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Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the mother and baby home redress scheme.

Catherine Martin’s comments follow harsh criticism from the opposition on the scheme.

40 percent of survivors have been excluded from the scheme, as they spent less than six months in mother and baby homes.

Minister Martin says survivors not being interrogated when receiving redress is important:

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Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he “remains a supporter” of Galway City Ring Road

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that he remains a supporter of the Galway City Ring Road.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach was asked by Deputy Ciaran Cannon about delays to double-tracking train services between Athenry and Oranmore.

Deputy Cannon said he understood a long-awaited feasibility study has somehow now been attached to an all-island rail review.

Leo Varadkar said that’s not something he agrees with.

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Councillor organises cross border information clinic in Castledaly for HSE waiting list patients

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gort-Kinvara area councillor Geraldine Donohue has organised an information clinic for today for people who are on the HSE Waiting List and looking for faster treatment or surgery in Northern Ireland.

The Independent councillor is calling it a Cross Broder Clinic as it will be attended by representatives from Kingsbridge Hospital Belfast

The information clinic is being held at St Thomas GAA Club in Castledaly in Loughrea today from 9.30am to 4.30pm

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