Galway Bay fm newsroom – Seven Galway primary schools are to lose a teaching post for the new term as part of Government cutbacks.
The details have emerged following a query tabled in the Dáil by Galway West Fianna Fail TD Eamon O Cuiv.
From September, schools will require a minimum of 20 pupils to retain two teachers, 51 pupils to retain three teachers and 86 pupils to retain four teachers.
Under budget 2012 measures, seven schools in the county are to lose a teacher.
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Ballygar will go from 4 to 3 teachers.
Scoil Naisiunta Ballyglunin will go from three to two posts.
Scoil Naisiunta Doire Ui Bhriain, Loughrea will have 1 teacher , losing one.
Gort Inse Guiare (gurt incha gurra) Boys National School will go from three to two posts.
Scoil Naisiunta Baile Na Cille, Loughrea will go from three to two, while Scoil Naisiunta Breandan Naofa, Woodford will go from two to one.
In Lettermullen, Scoil Naisiunta Meallain is set to lose a teaching post, going from three to two.
39 small primary schools nationwide are losing a classroom post in September due to the increased pupil thresholds.
The final staffing figures will be finalised in the Autumn when enrolement numbers are confirmed.
Portiuncula Univeristy Hospital hosting Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a child
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula University Hospital is hosting a Service of Remembrance on the 13th of February for those who have experienced the loss of a child.
Parents and their families who have experienced a bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or after birth are invited to attend.
The service will get underway at 7.30pm in the hospital chapel with light refreshments afterwards.
Deirdre Naughton, Director of Midwifery at the hospital says the service will offer parents a chance to reflect on their journey:
UD Motorway and lane closures between Ballinasloe and Oranmore over next 8 days
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Commuters are being advised of upcoming motorway and lane closures on designated days between Ballinasloe and Oranmore between tomorrow and Thursday week, February 16th
The M6 Eastbound will be closed between Junction 19 and 18 from 10pm tomorrow (thurs feb 9) until 6am on Friday, with diversions in place.
On Monday 13th traffic will be down to one lane on the M6 WESTbound between junction 16 Loughrea and 17 Athenry.
The following day, one lane on that stretch EASTbound will be closed.
On Wednesday 15th, it will be down to one lane between Junction 16 Loughrea and 15 Ballinasloe.
Then on Thursday 16th, one lane will be closed between Junction 14 East Ballinasloe and Junction 15 West Ballinasloe.
All those closures will be in place from 8AM until 5PM each day.
City tech firm partners with COPE Galway to support services
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A city-based tech firm is partnering with COPE Galway to support its services.
The domestic abuse and homelessness charity is set to receive funding and volunteer support from Salthill cybersecurity firm, TitanHQ.
The company voted to support COPE Galway, with the partnership established on a year-long basis.
Leonie Woutersen, Corporate Engagement Executive at COPE Galway, explains what the collaboration will involve.