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MA Journalism '20
BA American Literature '19

Galway District Court hearings affected by coronavirus

Galway Courthouse has issued a notice to jury members, stating they are not needed for the next two weeks. Non-urgent matters to be adjourned to future dates and work will be scaled back to deal with urgent matters only. District Courts will remain open throughout the country as Ireland effectively grinds to a halt due to the threat of coronavirus. The government has introduced drastic measures in order to reduce gatherings and unnecessary contact between individuals. The Circuit Court will

GoBus to suspend services to combat spread of coronavirus

GoBus have announced that all daily services from Galway to Dublin city and Dublin airport will be suspended. In a statement, the company said “This difficult decision has been made as a precaution for the welfare of our team and passengers.” The suspension will be effective from Monday, 16 March. GoBus said that all passengers booked on its services from Monday onwards will be contacted and arrangements made to refund their tickets.

No evidence of community transmission in Kinvara coronavirus cases

None of the confirmed coronavirus cases in Kinvara are associated with community transmission, according to the HSE. In a letter written to residents in the area, the HSE said that all of the cases reported to the Department of Health to date are either linked to travel abroad or another case of Covid-19. Galway Pulse reported this week that there were four cases of coronavirus confirmed in the south Galway village. The HSE has assured they can explain the source of transmission for each case

90 coronavirus cases now confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health has confirmed 20 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland, bringing the total number to 90. Six of the new cases are associated with travel, 12 are from contacts of confirmed cases and two are community transmission. Of the 12 associated with contact with a confirmed case, four of those are healthcare workers. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says “the National Public Health Emergency Team will continue to monitor the ongoing threat of this virus and will take actions

First death by the coronavirus in Ireland

Earlier today, The HPSC stated that a female, diagnosed with coronavirus in Ireland has passed. The HPSC said the female was living in the east of the country, with an underlying medical condition. Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this patient. I urge the media and the public to respect their privacy at this difficult time”, “We continue our efforts to interrupt the transmission of this vir

Four coronavirus cases confirmed in the west of Ireland

A cluster of four people who have confirmed positive for COVID-19, resides in the west of Ireland. According to the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening, the cluster consists of two male and two females. Speaking on RTE News at 9pm, Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health would not confirm if it was a family. He said the patients were being treated, “in a hospital in the west of Ireland.” It is yet unclear in which county the affected people live. Th

The Exiles Galway promotes women in martial arts

“Martial arts is often seen as an overly aggressive and macho pursuit, yet anybody can do martial arts,” says Thomas Gorman. Thomas Gorman, a senior member of the Exiles Galway, says the club is trying to re-ignite forgotten martial arts traditions across the UK and Ireland. “We try and reinterpret some of the lost European martial art traditions. We lost a lot of those traditions, most of them are just forgotten.” The Exiles Galway is a historical European martial arts club based in Salthill,

Prices rise by 1.3 per cent in the year to January 2020

Consumer prices are rising across Ireland, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office. CSO recent statistics show that the most notable changes in the year were increases in Education (+4.1 per cent), Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (+3.8 per cent), Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels (+3.5 per cent) and Transport (+3.1 per cent). Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose mainly due to higher rents and mortgage interest repayments in addition to an

Increase in housing prices across Ireland putting renters under pressure

In the last quarter of 2019, the rents in Galway City increased by 5.6 per cent, which means the average rental price is €1,309 per month. The trend in Galway City is reflected nationwide, according to the Central Statistics Office. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has assembled indicators that have been repeatedly requested prior to Ireland’s economic crises, both during the recovery and in the years following the country’s recovery. After a brutal economic crash and an equally savage aus