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140 secondary school students to take part in innovative LIFT programme

Students in Galway are set to begin developing their leadership skills this term through LIFT Ireland's innovative leadership learning programme. A total of 140 secondary...

There is more than one route from school to university

The established route from school to university is not a ‘one size fits all’ model. That’s the message to students today from Andrew Brownlee, CEO...

Delays in Covid testing could have serious implications for childcare settings

Concerns have been raised that any delays in Covid-19 testing will have serious implications for childcare settings across the country. Early Childhood Ireland has said...

Students urged to ‘tell their story’ in new online survey on grants

Third level students have been asked to 'tell their story' by filling out an online survey on the grants system. The Sinn Féin survey was...

Huge class sizes in parts of Galway is a “huge concern” says Galway TD

A Galway West TD has expressed concerns about new figures from the Department of Education which show class sizes with as many as 37...

Professor at NUI Galway given highest honour within European life sciences

A researcher at NUI Galway has been given the lifetime honour of membership of the European Molecular Biology Organization, it was announced today. Professor Brian...

Teaching Council strongly praises dedication of school communities

The Teaching Council has strongly commended the dedication of school communities to connect with each other and to facilitate remote learning in a wide...

Galway students urged to apply for SUSI grants before next week

Students in Galway who have not yet applied for SUSI grants are being urged to do so before the 'Priority' closing date on 9...

Over 1,500 free and subsidised higher education places available in Galway

There are 1,550 free and subsidised higher education places available in Galway for the next academic year, as part of two government initiatives. The courses...

Expanded Summer Provision for children with complex needs confirmed

The government has confirmed that the July Provision has been expanded for children and young people with complex needs - who will be able...

Galway TD raises issue of Rosedale School in Galway City with Minister for Education

A Galway West TD has raised the issue of Galway City based Rosedale School for children with severe or profound intellectual disabilities with Minister...

NUI Galway jumps 21 places in QS World University Rankings

NUI Galway has moved up 21 places in the 2021 QS World University Rankings released today, which takes the university to 238th in the...

Leaving Cert ‘Calculated Grades’ online app goes live

The online application system for schools to upload data for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades went live earlier today. The system allows schools to enter data...

Naughten “disappointed” Minister won’t extend July provision for children with a disability

Galway TD Denis Naughten has said that it's "disappointing" the Minister for Education will not considering extending the July Provision for children with a...

Radical changes needed to address ‘fundamental threat’ to childcare sector

Maintaining physical distancing with pre-school children is impossible and the changes required by the COVID-19 pandemic pose a fundamental threat to the survival of...

Galway TD calls for clarity on July Provision for children with special needs

East Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has called on the Minister for Education to clarify the status of the July Education Programme, also known as...

New website launched to help teachers support students online

A new website has been launched to support Primary and Post-Primary teachers who are teaching classes online during the current crisis. ‘Teacher Support’ was created...

Student teachers continue studies thanks to online technology

Students in Galway and elsewhere planning to pursue third-level studies in teaching should not be worried that the current COVID-19 restrictions will affect their...

Education and Training Boards respond to learners’ needs during crisis

Education and Training Boards across Ireland are bringing in new measures to ensure the continuity of education and training for the nearly 450,000 learners...

Calls for next government to invest in Community Education

The next government must move the debate about educational access and equality beyond formal education settings. It must do...
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14-day Covid incidence rate for local areas revealed in new data

New figures released by the Department of Health today shows that just one local electoral area in Galway had a higher 14-day Covid incidence...

Coronavirus: No further deaths, 274 cases confirmed today

No further deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health today, but there are 274 new confirmed cases of the...

Fundraiser to help local man beat cancer nears €50,000 in donations

A fundraiser set up for a local man who was diagnosed with bladder cancer earlier this year is closing in on €50,000. In February, Kevin...

Galway awarded over €1 million to refurbish vacant social housing

Galway City and County Councils have been awarded over a million euro between them to refurbish vacant, council owned social housing so it can...
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