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Let us begin with rugby news and results this last weekend, some good, some bad.
GMIT president Dr Fergal Barry has welcomed the decision by the Galway City Council to grant planning permission for a substantial extension to the institute’s Innovation Hub building at its Galway (Dublin Road) campus. Construction on the new c1,400sq m three-storey building is expected to commence in the autumn.
At long last, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has finally recognised what has long been a glaring and obvious reality - that Galway city and its hinterland is in need of a new secondary school.
Do you fancy owning something from the personal treasure troves of Daniel O’Donnell or pre loved by Ireland’s most famous architect Dermot Bannon? These are just two of the famous faces who have donated to the St Mary’s Secondary School Ballina's monster auction – go along to see what they generously handed over.
Yes, yes, I know that the snow which we had spoken about last week in this column did not come, but even if we did not have the snow we had the cold and bitter wind which blew constantly during the Easter weekend.
Ahead of the Department of Education's review of its school building programme, to determine what additional schools will open over the next number of years, the Galway Educate Together Second-Level Startup Group will meet local TDs to press for a new secondary school for the city.
Fly a kite for peace
Vandalism at former Gaelscoil leads to fears Educate Together will have to wait longer before relocating
A spate of vandalism at the former Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh in An Cimín Mór, off the Cappagh Road, has led to fears there will be further delays in the Knocknacarra Educate Together National School relocating to the Gaelscoil building.
Funding for Coláiste an Chreagáin
Last week, family website MyKidsTime announced that Galway Autism Partnership as the joint winner, with Cork’s Down Syndrome Centre, of its annual Charity of the Year Award. The recognition is a huge morale boost for GAP and provided the perfect backdrop for my interview with it's co-ordinator, Aisling Colreavy.