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Public trust in Government grows

The public's trust in the Government soared last year as a result of its policies to improve income protection during the Covid-19 crisis, research from NUI Galway has revealed.

NUI Galway to lead new EU project to prepare for future pandemics

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NUI Galway has been awarded almost €10 million funding by the EU as part of a major new European project on pandemic preparedness and response. The project, PANDEM-2, will see the university lead the way in developing new concepts, services, and IT systems to improve how the EU prepares for and responds to future pandemics.

Ignoring mental health finding during pandemic is detrimental

Local Independent TD, Deputy Denis Naughten, has said the disclosure that not one additional cent of pandemic funding has been provided for mental health services in the region “will have long term consequences for individuals and families over the weeks and months ahead”.

Advertiser founder to be conferred with honorary degree by NUI Galway

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The founder of the Galway Advertiser; the first female conductor at the Academy Awards; and the west of Ireland man who spearheaded the global Covid-19 response are all among 14 individuals who will be conferred with Honorary Degrees by NUI Galway in 2021.

Irish politics, 2020, and tales of the unexpected

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Insider heard it said recently that anyone who was in the predictions business at the outset of 2020 would have found themselves out of work before too long.

Sport Ireland formally launch ‘Your Personal Best’ month

Sport Ireland has formally launched 'Your Personal Best' month, which will run throughout November, aimed at getting men over 45 more physically active.

The five worst mistakes you could be making at work right now

Unfortunately, none of us is perfect and we all make mistakes from time to time, but did you know that you could unknowingly be putting your health at risk right now? From listening to music too loudly to slouching at your desk, take a look at five of the worst health mistakes you are making right now.

It’s treatable, preventable and curable – the only question is, could you have it?

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As a nation, we have experienced unprecedented events and witnessed great tragedy as a result of a virus for which we currently have no cure.

Galway must prioritise pedestrian and cycling facilities to meet challenges of post-Covid19 society

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"When Autumn comes and more workplaces are open alongside schools and colleges we need to have increased walking and cycling for transport to work in this city. This will be needed alongside adapted but reliable public transport and personal car use, or we may be facing transport issues like we've never seen before."

Local researchers trialling social distancing app

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Researchers at NUI Galway’s Health Innovation via Engineering (HIVE) Lab, led by Professor Derek O’Keeffe, have developed a new smartphone app to help with social distancing. As recommended by the World Health Organisation, one of the basic principles in minimising the spread of this infectious disease is social distancing. It is currently suggested that people should have a space of at least 2 metres around them to reduce the chance of respiratory spread of the disease from person to person.

 

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