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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.
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.
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).
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.
The announcement last week that Galway is to gain 90 new IT related jobs in two separate announcements by Hewlett Packard and Buy.com is a timely reminder that, despite all the doom and gloom, Galway and the western region still has a strong and thriving technology industry.
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.
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.
The Irish language is worth in excess of €136 million annually to the economy of Galway city and county, supports more than 5,000 jobs, and more than 90 per cent of city businesses believe that it is a unique selling point for Galway’s image and cultural identity.
In light of being hailed this week as the county with the lowest cost when it comes to processing third level grants, Westmeath County Council has revealed that new grant applications have increased by 40 per cent in the past year.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) Castlebar has been declared a Green Campus by environmental body An Taisce in recognition of major improvements in energy conservation and recycling at the Castlebar campus in the past year.