The Taoiseach has formally recognised the VEC’s contribution to education in Galway.
Enda Kenny planted a tree at a schools site in Doughiska last evening, to mark its presence in Galway for the past 83 years.
The VEC’s nationwide will be replaced by 16 educational training boards this Summer.
The Taoiseach planted the tree at the site of the new Merlin College Secondary School and Merlin Woods Primary School where he officiated at a brick laying ceremony.
The project is a public private partnership project and is due to reach completion by spring next year, catering for up to 700 secondary school students and 400 primary school students.
Speaking to Galway Bay fm news at the Doughiska site, Enda Kenny said the campus will be key for the surrounding areas for years to come
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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.
52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.
An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.
The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.
More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.
The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.
In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.
The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.