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Congratulations offered to those who got Leaving Cert results this week

The waiting ended for the almost 2,000 students in Mayo who sat their Leaving Cert in June. Wednesday saw the results released to those who had sat the exams and next week will see the first round of CAO offers drop through letter boxes around the county.

Top marks for Mullingar’s Leaving Certs

There were scenes of jubilation around Mullingar earlier this week as the Leaving Cert class of 2009 returned to school for the final time to pick up their exam results.

Stay ahead in business with the Galway Business School

Galway Business School will hold an open day on Monday August 24 from 4pm at GCI House in Salthill where prospective students can learn all about the school’s excellent range of business courses, all of which are validated and accredited in Ireland and the UK.

Time for Westmeath youth to change the world with Young Social Innovators 2010

Westmeath teenagers are being called upon to help create a fairer and more just society by signing up to become Young Social Innovators. “Don’t stand by and inherit the society this generation has created. Become actively involved in the issues facing your community and influence the shape of the society that you will ultimately lead.” This was the challenge to Westmeath’s young people from Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, chairperson, Young Social Innovators, Ireland’s largest citizenship programme for 15 to 18 year olds, when she announced details of the 2010 programme. The closing date for entries to the programme is Friday September 18 and an estimated 8,000 young people from over 400 schools and educational centres across the country are expected to participate.

Government must promise to reopen scheme to protect the elderly — Ring

Fine Gael Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Spokesperson Dep Michael Ring has called on Junior Minister John Curran to keep his commitment to reopen the Scheme of Community Support for Older People. Dep Ring said many older people do not feel safe in their own homes and the Government has a duty to reinstate this relatively inexpensive but important scheme.

Intensive Irish course for prospective primary school teachers

Conradh Na Gaeilge is running an Irish language course to help people preparing for the Irish Language element of the interview for the graduation diploma in education (primary teaching).

Government ‘denies the rights’ of Coláiste na Coiribe students

An injustice is being perpetuated by the Department of Education on Galway students and parents of students looking for second level education through Irish, according to Conradh na Gaeilge.

Technology firms still going strong in Galway

The announcement last week that Galway is to gain 90 new IT related jobs in two separate announcements by Hewlett Packard and is a timely reminder that, despite all the doom and gloom, Galway and the western region still has a strong and thriving technology industry.

FG to present Private Members’ Motion regarding elderly people and crime

Mayo Deputy Michael Ring, Fine Gael spokesperson for community, rural, and Gaeltacht affairs, has indicated that he and his colleague, Deputy Charles Flanagan, Fine Gael spokesperson for justice, equality, and law reform, intend to put down a private members’ motion in the Dáil regarding elderly people and crime.

Public meeting on agriculture college closure

A public meeting will be held in St Mary’s Community Centre in Mountbellew next Monday night, November 23 at 9pm. The meeting is called to discuss the already announced proposed closure of the Franciscan Agriculture College, Mountbellew.


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