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Specsavers Ballina welcomes new ophthalmic director to the team

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Specsavers Ballina has expanded its team and welcomes a new ophthalmic director to help deliver expert eye care to the local community.

Students in the city

Over the last few months there has been much discussion about the impact students are having on the city during lockdown. In normal times Galway has approximately 28,000 students attending a variety of third level colleges and language schools. Given that the last census in 2016 put the city's population at 79,504, students potentially represent 35 per cent of the residents. Obviously, many of these students are Galway natives and may be living in the family home, but a significant cohort are drawn to the city for college from further afield and need housing to live in for the academic year.

McNelis demands exam fees be waived for 2021

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At the time of national crisis, the Government must waive this year’s Leaving Cert fees, and remove both an administrative burden on schools and an unnecessary financial pressure on families.

Local Councillor welcomes funding to enhance adult learning skills

Local Fine Gael Councillor, John Dolan, has said special funding for the Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board will help tackle educational disadvantage and equip adult learners will new skills during the present Covid-19 pandemic.

Greater leadership needed for those teaching through a crisis

“Any fool can handle a crisis, it’s this day-to-day living that wears you down.”

Online learning constrains the traditionally broad sweep of transition year

I am a student in transition year and in this essay, I’m going to outline why, in my opinion, online learning is the antithesis of the meaning of the TY experience.

No Leaving Cert classes in February should ensure no Leaving Cert exams in June

As the parent of a 2020 Leaving Cert student, I have every sympathy for the class of 2021 and the uncertainty caused by the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic for those students and their families. The debate which surfaced in April of last year has already begun in relation to the leaving cert of 2021, and whether the exam should be conducted in the 'traditional' format, or in a 'predicted grades' scenario, similar to last year.

Supporting young people in a time of uncertainty

Galway City Comhairle na nÓg is a youth council for young people aged 12 to 17 years in education in or living in Galway city. In 2020 the committee worked on the topic of mental health, as voted on at the AGM in 2019.

Local Fine Gael Councillor notes IT funding need for agriculture students

Local Fine Gael Councillor, John Dolan, has called for the provision of IT funding for agriculture students.

Anxiety and stress among young people and older adults as a result of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s mental health to a greater or lesser degree. We are all trying to look after ourselves as best we can under the circumstances, but so much uncertainty from day to day, not just from week to week, takes its toll. But young people and children need extra help, support, and attention to reassure them that this too will pass.

 

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