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by mary O’Connor
When a teacher stands in front of their class, they know that they are like an arms dealer, passing on the most powerful weapon in the world — the weapons of knowledge and education. Education is what remains in your mind long after you have left behind your schooldays. Its role is to replace an empty mind with an open one. It is that process that continues throughout life in the race to become a better person. And when you see a class of young students enforcing change, it is most refreshing in this age of cynicism.
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys. It is the lifeblood of every conversation. There is nothing juicier than the prospect of being told gossip that you can then trade for some more at a later stage. Gossip is the unedited bit of conversation.
Homelessness is a very real problem in Mayo but it is not presenting itself in a stereotypical way, as individuals sleeping rough on the streets or in parks.
THE GALWAY International Arts Festival is encouraging people to volunteer with the festival. Volunteer co-ordinators Sheila Quinn and Cian McCarthy will do their utmost to match people’s preferences with their available time. Once people have joined up, the festival will have an informal 10-minute interview and an induction evening before starting. Volunteers will be able to work as Festival Ambassadors; invigilators in the Festival galleries; stewards in the Big Top, as part of on the street teams, etc.
One in five people would become volunteers if they knew how to find opportunities to do so.
A new exhibition entitled Project Iris, Volunteering Through My Eyes will be launched this Thursday May 7 in the atrium of the Westmeath County Buildings by Miriam Mulrennan, Westmeath arts officer.
An NUI Galway professor is calling for hospitals and health care facilities to implement a zero tolerance policy on workplace bullying after a national survey revealed a 13 per cent hike in reported incidences among nurses and midwives.
Moate Community School has had two projects shortlisted for this year’s Young Social Innovator of the Year awards. They are part of 61 projects which were shortlisted from over 400 entries. The overall winner will be announced at the annual awards and showcase in Dublin on May 6.
There is a small nondescript townhouse on St Augustine Street in the centre of Galway city, it looks the same as many others. But it is not the same, because No 4 is special, and the work which is being carried out there is making a significant difference to the lives of many teenagers and young adults living in Galway.