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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...

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...

Over 60,000 Leaving Cert students to register with Calculated Grades portal

Over 60,000 Leaving Cert students are expected register this week at a new online portal to decide whether they wish to receive a calculated...

Families to receive refunds for school transport fees

The Department of Education has confirmed that families will receive refunds for school transport fees for periods of school closures this year. Payments to families...

Leaving and Junior Cert orals cancelled

The Leaving and Junior Orals in Irish and Modern Languages and other practical examinations have been cancelled in light of the...

New funding aims to make school books free for DEIS schools

Over 15,000 pupils and 100 primary schools across Ireland will benefit from new funding which will lower the cost of school books. The new pilot...

Galway primary schools to receive at least €5,500 in Minor Works grants

Galway's primary schools will receive at least €5,500 in grants under the Department of Education’s Minor Works programme this year. In total €29 million will...

Primary school enrollment expected to drop 30% in the west by 2036

Primary School enrollments in the west of Ireland are expected to decline by almost 30 percent by 2036 according to a new report. The new...

Athenry school chosen for substitute teachers pilot scheme

Scoil Croí Naofa in Athenry has been chosen as one of six schools for a pilot project to ease the shortage of primary school...

Galway Educate Together NS among 17 schools with structural defects

Another 17 schools have been identified as having structural defects after investigations, including the Galway Educate Together National School in Newcastle. All the schools in...

Junior and Leaving cert exams underway for almost 7,000 young people in Galway

Junior and Leaving Cert students are filling school halls this morning as exams have gotten underway for almost 7,000 young people in Galway. There are...

GMIT awarded €240,000 for new apprenticeship programmes

GMIT has been awarded €240,000 in funding to deliver modern apprenticeship programmes. The government announced on Monday that €7.5 million will be invested to support...

Minister pledges to consider abolishing two-tier pay for teachers

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has pledged to consider efforts to abolish the two tier pay grade for teachers. The Minister was addressing the annual...

INTO annual conference gets underway in Galway today

Galway is playing hosting to the annual conference of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation this week at the Galmont Hotel. The INTO conference is being...

Craughwell students launch 2019 Irish Aid Awards

Students at Craughwell National School launched the 2019 Our World irish Aid Awards this week with Galway East TD and Minister of State for...

City council calls for publicly funded student accommodation

Galway city council is calling for the construction of publicly funded student accommodation. At the monthly council meeting on Monday the council unanimously passed a...

Children at gaeltacht schools getting more immersed in Irish language

Gaeltacht schools have made significant steps forward in improving the quality of Irish language education. That's the finding of an inspection report of 105 primary...

Irish speakers in Galway invited to apply for 72 open EU translator jobs

Irish speakers in Galway are being urged to apply for the recently announced positions of 72 Irish translators needed for work at the European...

Grant money to get the ball rolling on renovations to Carraroe community centre

Over €50,000 has been granted to Coiste Hall Éinne for the first stage of refurbishment works for the Carraroe community centre. The Committee plans to...

Ealaín na Gaeltachta gets more backing for Gaeltacht schools traditional arts programme

Ealaín na Gaeltachta has been allocated a grant of €325,000 for a traditional arts programme for young people in the Gaeltacht to run through...
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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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