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Teenage maths genius offers to teach entire Leaving Cert course in one day

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Date Published: 19-May-2011

BY ENDA CUNNINGHAM

A teenage academic genius who hit the headlines last year when he auctioned his school notes is now planning to teach the entire Leaving Cert Maths course to students … in just one day.

Cillian Fahy, a former student at Gort Community School, is planning a free one-day revision course for Higher Level Maths students at the end of this month.

“The course is designed to prepare students directly for the exam. Its aim is to allow students to take everything they have learnt in class and learn what that really means for their exam.

“The course will be run entirely by me. And I will offer a fresh outlook on the Maths exam which has been recently tested. It will run from 9am until 5.30pm and in that time we will try and cram in the entire Maths syllabus,” said Cillian, who scored seven As in his own Leaving Cert.

He has teamed up with Engineers Ireland in Dublin for the course (which is open to 130 students).

“Engineers Ireland offer free Maths classes on their website and that’s something I really support. So I was really happy to organise this free course with them to help students with higher level Maths, the most difficult Leaving Cert subject. You can find more information on steps.ie,” he said.

Meanwhile, Cillian is also planning summer courses in Galway and elsewhere around the country in August to prepare students for Leaving Cert 2013, although these will cost €100 per person.

“The free course is also connected to a similar summer course I will be running in August. That will take place in Galway on the 13th and 14th, and also in Cork and Dublin.

“That course aims to cover the entire new Maths syllabus and is aimed at students just going into their final Leaving Cert year. It will offer them the chance to see the new ‘Project Maths’ syllabus in its entirety and get a step ahead before the year starts,” he said.

At the end of last year, Cillian auctioned his Leaving Cert notes for almost €3,000, which he used to cover his registration fee for Trinity College.

For further information on the new Maths revision courses, visit cillianfahy.ie

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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