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Local science festival to get Government funding

Galway Science and Technology Festival is one of 12 such events in the country which is to get a cash boost from the Government.

GMIT's MET gateway to receive €1.4m in new round of Government funding

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GMIT’s Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is to receive €1.4m Government funding over the next five years to provide cutting-edge, industry focused, solutions for SMEs and larger organisations across the MedTech, engineering, and life sciences sectors.

Thousands of pupils to take part in Tech Week

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National and secondary schools throughout Galway will take part in Tech Week, Ireland’s national festival of technology, next month between April 22 and 28. Ireland’s national festival of technology is aimed at sparking an interest in technology and related study and careers among students, parents and the public. This exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities, including the finals of several national Tech Week events. School students will be challenged on their computational thinking skills at the National Bebras final in NUI Maynooth on Saturday, April 21, and coding projects will be showcased by school children in the Scratch Programming Final in UL on Wednesday, April 25. Speaking at the launch of Tech Week 2018, Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan said: “The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is delighted to support Tech Week through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme. All young people love science and finding out how things work. Tech Week is aimed at stimulating children’s natural curiosity and encouraging them to explore, discover and develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. "It provides hands-on opportunities for young people to learn about how computing and related technologies are shaping every area of life. With the European Commission estimating that 90 per cent of tomorrow's jobs will require digital skills; we need to ensure that Ireland is at the forefront of this transformation. We must be a leader in developing and nurturing STEM talent.”

First Irish space industry conference takes place in Athlone

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On Thursday, November 16 the Irish Space Industry Group (ISIG) held a conference event in collaboration with Space Industry Skillnet and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT).

Get school buses sorted out, then worry about North Korea says Conway-Walsh

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Minister Halligan would be better served sorting out school transport problems in Mayo than arranging trips to North Korea says Sinn Fein Seantor Rose Conway-Walsh. Senator Walsh has requested Minister John Halligan to come into the Seanad to deal with the continuing problems in school transport provision in Mayo.

Wait finally over for Coosan National School

 

Political wobbles at home and abroad

The season of think-ins has begun, as I wrote a couple of weeks ago. It has started with Fine Gael in Newbridge in County Kildare. Enda was great to state quite definitely that he was staying the pace no matter what the papers said or whatever the plots his bold back-benchers were hatching.

Free places on five new springboard courses at GMIT

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There is good news for jobseekers who wish to attain third-level qualifications with the announcement this week that Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMT) is offering 136 free places on four new part-time courses and one full time course at two of its campuses from September (2016), under the Government-funded Springboard Higher Education initiative, announced recently by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, and the Minister of State for Training and Skills, John Halligan.

Canney to receive junior ministry on Tuesday

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On Tuesday, Seán Canney will discover what junior ministry he will hold as part of the new Fine Gael-Independent Government, but whatever portfolio he is given, he will have to share it with Independent Alliance colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

Are Independents a handicap to Government formation?

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Insider noted the recent political musings of Ryanair Supremo, Michael O’Leary with interest, and how he laid the blame for the delay in the formation of a government with the result the electorate delivered, and not the politicians.

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