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Gardai seek help in locating missing man

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of Billy Hill, 64 years, who is missing from the Salthill area of Galway since May 18.

Mr Hill is described as being 5’ 3’’ in height with grey hair, grey eyes and is of heavy build.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact Gardaí in Salthill on 091 514 720 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. — Una Sinnott

Galway to host ten of Ireland’s first remote working hubs

Galway city and county will host 10 of the State’s first national network of remote working hubs. There are currently 66 such hubs, with that number set to rise to more than 100 by the end 2021.

The Galway remote working hubs are to be located in the Galway Technology Centre, Westside Resource Centre, GMIT iHub, Porter Shed, Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, GTEIC An Forbacha, West Hub, The Hub Headford, Beech Tree Enterprise Centre, and GTEIC An Spideal.

It is expected that there will eventually be 400 such hubs throughout the State. There has been a board welcome for the hubs from Galway politicians.

“The Connected Hs Network provides the perfect opportunity for workers and employers to embrace a ‘blended working’ model,” said Labour Galway City West councillor, Niall McNelis, “and to find the balance of hub, home and office working that works best for them.”

Independent Galway East TD, Sean Canney said: “Remote working is a key component of our future working lives and the Digital Hub will be a focal point for future working. We need to learn from the experiences of Covid-19 and the changes in work practices. The Digital Hub is a tool to develop working near home.” — Kernan Andrews

Galway to get seventeen new special needs classes

Galway is to get 17 new special needs classes, from September. The move has been welcomed by Fine Gael Senator Seán Kyne.

From the start of the next school year, there will be 70 special needs classes across 37 primary schools - an increase of eight from 2020. There will be 69 special needs classes across 27 secondary schools, an increase of nine from this year.

“The increase will be a great support to parents and families of young people with special educational needs,” said Sen Kyne, “and ensures young people have school plans suitable to their needs.”


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