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And Galway West Deputy Brian Walsh said the foundation is now being laid for Galway to become a “hotbed for high-tech multinationals”.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
The rent of temporary pre-fab classrooms will cost the State $750,000 in Kerry this year.
However, not one Kerry school has been included in a Department of Education and Skills initiative to replace rented pre-fabs with permanent classrooms.
Data obtained by The Kerryman from the Department of Education and Skills reveals that there are currently 19 schools in Kerry - 18 primary and one post-primary - renting a total of 32 prefab units. One prefab unit may consist of one or more classrooms and/or ancillary accommodation.
[Source: The Kerryman]
JJ Kavanagh’s Bus Company has said that they are going to trial routes which by-pass Athy in the coming weeks and months.
JJ Kavanagh told the Kildare Nationalist that they were forced to take this action due to the traffic hold-ups in the town which, he says, can lead to schedule delays of up to 45 minutes at various times.
Kavanagh’s operate 18 passenger services a day on three routes through Athy. A Clonmel-Kilkenny-Dublin route is operated seven days a week, a Portlaoise-Athy-Carlow route operates six days a week and a Carlow to Maynooth route operates five days a week.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny announced the first new jobs created by Terry Clune’s Connect Ireland initiative.
Around 30 jobs were announced for Carlow last Thursday afternoon at a launch in Taxback’s headquarters in Kilkenny. Connect Ireland is the company that encourages sharing contacts around the world to facilitate inward investment in Ireland.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
The Abbeyleix Hospital Action Committee says they have had the strongest indication yet that the Community Nursing Home can be saved, following a meeting with the Minister of State in the Department of Health.
In similar fashion to the Minister for Health, Minister Kathleen Lynch’s visit to the hospital was shrouded in secrecy, with no notification to the hospital or local action committee.
“We got no notification of her visit, but we did get to meet with her,” Gary O’Keeffe, PRO explained.
“It was a frank but positive meeting. The Minister said she was highly impressed with what she saw in the hospital and it was a true example of what the hospital is like on any day of the week.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Three-time Irish Olympian and former 5,000m world champion, Eamon Coughlan is to launch a Leitrim County Council healthy living program as part of a unique initiative aimed at our young people.
With a dramatic rise in the number of young Irish people now being diagnosed as clinically obese and suffering other healthy issues because of poor diet and a lack of exercise, Fine Gael councillor, John McCartin has proposed a special initiative aimed at encouraging young people to take control of their health and their future.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
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