President Michael D Higgins has reached out to the large numbers of farmers, many of them in Galway, who have lost animals to the fodder crisis
The President made the comment during his two day visit to the city for the Cuirt festival and to open the extension at Gaelscoil Mhic Dara in Renmore
Speaking on Galway Bay fm President Higgins said every effort must be made to assist farmers at this very difficult time
During a wide ranging interview President Higgins also had a message for the unemployed
He said it’s important they are not excluded from other aspects of life
During his visit home to the city last night and today the former Galway West TD revealed the full extent to how his life has now changed
President Higgins said he receives 1800 invitations a week, has visited every county in Ireland a year and a half into his term and has met 8000 people
6 further deaths from COVID-19 nationally, and 183 new cases, 7 in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has now been a total of 2,080 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Wednesday 2nd December, the HPSC has been notified of 183 confirmed cases of COVID-19. However the department is saying this may be an underestimation.
There is now a total of 73,228* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
- 82 are men / 101 are women
- 60% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 36 years old
- 56 in Dublin, 26 in Donegal, 13 in Limerick, 11 in Kilkenny, 11 in Monaghan and the remaining 66 cases are spread across 15 other counties.
As of 2pm today, 239 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 32 are in ICU. 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 21 confirmed cases. The figure of 73,228 confirmed cases reflects this.
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 02 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 02Dec2020)||14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (19NOV to 02Dec2020)||New Cases during last 14 days (19NOV to 02Dec2020)|
Ireland’s current 7-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 36.9.
Galway Community College to launch project on locally endangered species
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Community College in the city will tomorrow host an official online launch of their three-year Erasmus+ project on locally endangered species and biodiversity loss.
The project is a research collaboration between three schools, GCC and a school in Croatia and Spain, working with national wildlife non-Governmental organisations.
Others involved in the launch include the Irish Wildlife Trust, and MEP Maria Walsh and EU Commissioner Mairead Mc Guinness.
Galway Community College in Moneengeisha introduced Erasmus+ in 2016.
Students involved in the project are due to visit each other’s countries to share their findings annually, but this element has been delayed due to Covid-19.
President of NUI Galway calls for more resources for students in need
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The President of NUI Galway has called for more resources for students in need
Representatives are before TDs and Senators at the Oireachtas Higher Education Committee today on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The seven major universities made a deficit of 102 million euro between the beginning of the last academic year to this year.
President of NUIG Galway Ciaran O’hOgartaigh says there needs to be equal opportunities for people as the economy fights back.