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THREE QUARTERS OF GALWAY BIRTHS TO MARRIED WOMEN

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 26-Jun-2012

Almost three-quarters of births in Galway are to married women.

According to 2010 ERSI figures, 72 per cent of births were to married mothers while just 27 per cent of births were to single mothers.

The total number of births in Galway in 20-10 was 4,016.

2,889 to married mothers, 1,073 to single mothers and just 54 to widowed, separated and divorced mothers.

Figures also revealed that Galway mothers favour artificial feeding methods.

42% of mothers chose to bottle feed while 39% opted for breastfeeding.

A small number of mothers went for a combined method, with just 19 per cent of Galway mothers choosing to combine artificial with and breast feeding.

According to the ESRI report, 28 per cent of women who gave birth in Ireland in 2010 were aged 35 or older.

Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU, and also the highest fertility rate, with an average of 2.09 children per woman.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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