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Shauna Coen

Journalist in NYC

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Former reporter at Galway Bay fm and researcher at Newstalk and RTÉ's Investigations Unit.

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Galway Bay FM
05/29/2019
Reprieve for St. Teresa's Special School in Ballinasloe - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom: The Education Minister has sanctioned funding to address concerns over rising insurance premiums at St. Teresa's Special School in Ballinasloe. The school which is based at Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre in Creagh has been threatened with closure due to spiraling insurance costs.

Galway Bay FM
01/31/2019
Concerns over future of long established Galway catering company - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - There are concerns over the future of a long-established Galway catering company which includes the well known Galleon restaurant in Salthill in its portfolio. The Galleon has been closed since Monday along with SALT Restaurant and Bar in Salthill and SALT restaurant at the Glass Factory at Old Dublin Road.

Galway Bay FM
02/13/2019
Galway busking community to highlight opposition to regulations - Galway Bay FM

Galway's busking community is preparing for a marathon performance in the city this weekend to highlight opposition to proposed busking regulations. It's as public consultation is underway on the local authorities proposed 'Street Performance and Busking Bye-Laws 2019'. The bye-laws were first adopted last May following much debate.

Galway Bay FM
02/13/2019
Gardai make 10 public order arrests in city following Donegal Tuesday - Galway Bay FM

Gardai made 10 arrests in the city last night following 'Donegal Tuesday'. The 10 arrests were made in relation to public order offences. It comes as additional Gardai were deployed in the city yesterday due to unofficial Rag Week celebrations with students from all over the country gathering at Eyre Street from early morning.

Galway Bay FM
02/04/2019
Protestors gather at City Hall in call for park wardens - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Protestors gathered at City Hall this afternoon in a call for park wardens. The demonstration took place as councillors entered City Hall for a special meeting of the local authority at College Road. Demonstrators are calling on councillors to support a motion proposing the establishment of a full-time ground staff ...

Galway Bay FM
02/19/2019
Athenry Oranmore councillors call for fencing along 300 metre segment of N84 road near...

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Athenry Oranmore councillors are calling for fencing along a 300 metre segment of the N84 road near Carrowbrowne. The motion was put forward by Councillor James Charity at a meeting of the Athenry Oranmore municipal district council - following numerous collisions with horses along the road over the last 18 ...

Galway Bay FM
02/22/2019
Significant rise in enrollment numbers in city multi-denominational schools - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm news: There's been a significant rise in the number of children enrolling at multi-denominational schools in the city. A multidenominational school is a type of school which moves away from traditional religion-based models, such as the Catholic ethos. Preliminary enrollment numbers from the Department of Education show a sharp increase in pupils ...

Galway Bay FM
03/28/2019
Census records 89 families in emergency accommodation in Galway on one day - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - A one day census carried out by COPE Galway in recent weeks recorded almost 90 families in emergency accommodation in the city and county. The census was conducted by COPE Galway between the 14th and 15th of this month. It recorded 174 households in emergency accommodation comprising 89 families including ...

Galway Bay FM
03/30/2019
Flooding and evacuation of Renmore Garda HQ 'under review' - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Gardai say a major flooding incident at the Garda Regional Headquarters in Renmore last evening, which saw the building partially evacuated, is 'under review'. The alarm was raised at around 4pm after water entered the communications room, which is a central hub for emergency call answering services.

Galway Bay FM
04/05/2019
Breach of regulations at two mental health units on Merlin Park campus - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - The Mental Health Commission has found critical risk ratings at two mental health units in Galway The observations are contained in a series of inspection reports published today. Woodview - a 21-bed unit at Merlin Park Hospital had one critical risk rating for premises and one high-risk rating for ordering, ...

Galway Bay FM
04/12/2019
Udaras committed to developing administration building in Cill Chiarain - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom: Údarás na Gaeltachta says its assessing all options now that An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for a building at the site of a planned marine park in Connemara. The higher planning authority turned down permission for an administration building at the planned Páirc na Mara site in Cill Chiaráin.

Galway Bay FM
04/17/2019
Crime down across the county in first quarter of this year - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Crime in the county is down in the first 3 months of the year. That's according to the latest Garda figures which were presented at a meeting of the County Joint Policing Committee by Chief Superintendent of Galway Garda Division, Tom Curley this week.

Galway Bay FM
02/28/2019
Dáil hears claim that planning system is giving Galway a bad name - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - A Galway West TD says the government's current planning system is giving Galway 'a bad name.' Galway West TD Noel Grealish raised concerns over the planning system during Leaders' Questions in the Dáil this week - citing a number of recent failed or delayed projects such as the Galway Hospice, ...

Galway Bay FM
03/12/2019
Woman dies after entering water in city - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - A woman who entered the water in the city yesterday afternoon has died. The woman entered the water at O'Brien's Bridge just after 2.30pm and the alarm was raised by a member of the public. The Coast Guard and the RNLI conducted an extensive search and within 40 minutes the ...

Galway Bay FM
03/15/2019
400 students protest in Eyre Square against inaction on climate change - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Approximately 400 students have been protesting in Eyre Square this lunchtime to demand action against climate change from the government They are among thousands of young people across the country who have also protested outside their local authorities and school gates, as well as at the gates of Dáil Eireann ...

Galway Bay FM
03/11/2019
Lack of funding may close LGBT+ resource centre in city - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - An LGBT+ resource centre in the city may be forced to close its doors later this year unless it receives increased funding. Teach Solais at Victoria Place is operated by Amach LGBT Galway, a charity which represents and advocates on behalf of the LGBT+ community in the city and county.

Galway Bay FM
03/27/2019
Grave concerns over 2023 timeline for new A&E at UHG - Galway Bay FM

There are grave concerns at the timeline for the new UHG Accident and Emergency Department with HSE officials confirming it will be completed by 2023. The Emergency Department has been designed to occupy two floors of a new five-storey block at University Hospital Galway. There would also be a new maternity unit, comprising delivery suites, ...

Galway Bay FM
03/22/2019
File for DPP over East Galway drugs seizure - Galway Bay FM

Galway Bay fm newsroom - A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to a drugs seizure in East Galway yesterday. Two men in their 20s and 40s were arrested at the scene in a targeted operation by the Galway Garda Divisional Drugs Unit, Loughrea gardaí and the dog unit.

Galway Bay FM
03/21/2019
Local election candidates sign up to anti racism protocol - Galway Bay FM

A number of Galway candidates running in May's Local Elections have today signed an anti-racism protocol. The initiative has been launched by Galway Traveller Movement as the group marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The protocol requires candidates to ensure that election campaigns are run in such a way that ...

RTÉ INVESTIGATES

RTE.ie
06/15/2018
Investigation into spending at Kildare Wicklow ETB.

Reporting By: Oonagh Smyth, RTÉ Investigates Details of reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General and a draft Department of Education report into the Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board use of its public funds have been revealed by RTÉ Investigates.

RTE.ie
12/12/2018
Steroids Ireland: the human cost

Mark and Sarita Egan were childhood sweethearts but not long after Mark began using steroids; Sarita noticed a change in him

CONNACHT TRIBUNE

Connacht Tribune
04/13/2018
Different Class (Part 1)

Families opt for Steiner path as an alternative to traditional route through education

Connacht Tribune
04/13/2018
Different Class (Part 2)

Families opt for Steiner path as an alternative to traditional route through education.

NEWSTALK BRIEFS

Newstalk
EU rejects May's proposals

Brief for The Pat Kenny Show's interview with Michael White, a columnist with the The New European

Newstalk
Boomerang Kids

Brief for The Hard Shoulder's interview with clinical psychotherapist, Joanna Fortune

Newstalk
Friday Forum

Brief for The Pat Kenny Show's Friday Forum

Newstalk
Community of the year award

Brief for The Pat Kenny Show's interview with James Gannon, Volunteer coordinator of Refugee Support Ballaghaderreen

Newstalk
Home Renovations

Brief for The Pat Kenny Show's interview with journalist Fiona McPhillips and architect Colm Doyle.

Newstalk
Marathon Des Sables

Brief for The Pat Kenny Show's interview with Fergal O’Neill who competed in “The Marathon Des Sables.”

Newstalk
Succession planning

Brief for Newstalk Breakfast's interview with Mairead O’Grady,Taxation Partner at RBK

SHEmazing

SHEmazing!
04/13/2018
Botox and bum lifts: The rise of the Instagram celebrity plastic surgeon

Over the past year, many plastic surgeons have concentrated on a new social media trend where they live-stream operations to hundreds of thousands on Instagram and Snapchat. With follower numbers and page views that some social influencers can only dream about, are plastic surgeons becoming the new celebrities?

SHEmazing!
04/17/2018
I'm absorbing my friends problems, but who's listening to me?

Most of us have a friend who 'just needs to vent' on a regular basis. She calls you up at all hours, blind to the fact it's 2am on a Tuesday, to unload the latest crisis in her drama-filled relationship with the same man you've repeatedly implored her to break up with.

METRO UK

Metro
07/05/2019
Horrendous statue of Melania Trump is unveiled in her Slovenian hometown

Sevnica in central Slovenia now boasts what it is claimed is the 'first ever statue of the US first lady', carved by local artist Alex 'Maxi' Zupevc. And despite their pride for the town's most famous daughter, many locals are not impressed with the wooden tribute to Mrs Trump.

Metro
07/05/2019
Man died when his chest 'exploded' in front of children after firework accident

A dad was killed when his chest 'exploded' in front of horrified children when he lit a firework the wrong way around, police said. Floyd Temple, 61, was shooting off large fireworks in his front yard in Toledo, Ohio early Tuesday to entertain neighborhood kids when he shot one in the direction of his chest.

Metro
07/04/2019
Baby died 'after mother hired unlicensed traditional midwife for home birth'

A newborn baby died after her mother hired an unlicensed, self-proclaimed 'traditional midwife' to oversee a home birth, it is claimed. Emily Noe, 23, from Omaha, Nebraska retained the services of doula Angela Hock, 36. Hock faces a negligent child abuse charge after Noe's pregnancy resulted in the death of her baby girl.

Metro
07/03/2019
Church worker filmed telling sobbing child she's 'too chubby' to wear shorts

A teenage girl was left in tears after a church worker told her she was too 'chubby' to wear shorts. The girl, called Jenna recorded the incident and posted it online on Sunday. She said the woman followed her into the restroom Swansboro United Methodist Church in Swansboro, North Carolina, and criticized her for wearing denim shorts, implying she was 'too chubby' to wear them.

Metro
07/04/2019
Top football star's career in ruins after he loses his arm in car crash

A talented football player's career is likely finished after he lost his arm in a horrific car crash. Miami Dolphins' defensive lineman, Kendrick Norton, 22, had to have his left arm amputated at the scene of the multiple-car accident in Miami, Florida, on Thursday. He is said to have been trapped in his truck.

Metro
07/05/2019
City closes homemade skate ramp made with murdered man's ashes

City officials have closed off access to a homemade skate ramp made with a murdered man's ashes. The skate ramp at Los Altos skate park, Albuquerque, New Mexico was constructed in honor of Cody Raver who was shot and killed there last April.

Metro
07/04/2019
Cruel mother 'boiled four puppies alive as her children watched'

A mum of 15 boiled four newborn puppies alive in a large sealed pot as her children watched, court documents say. Martha Crouch of Aztec, New Mexico, forced her children to watch as the baby dogs were tortured to death, according to newly-released court papers.

THE COLLEGE VIEW

The College View
03/25/2018
Route to qualifying as secondary school teacher is 'too long' - The College View

The six-year route to qualifying as a second-level teacher is too long, too expensive and needs to be revised according to a school leader. Antoinette Nic Gearailt, president of the Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS), said that there can no longer be an assumption that teacher training will automatically attract sufficient numbers as the length and associated costs of training are "turning young people off."

The College View
11/15/2017
Over 340 student beds approved for Phibsborough - The College View

The construction of apartments for over 340 students has been confirmed in Phibsborough as part of the €50 million redevelopment of the 1960s shopping centre. Dublin City Council approved the scheme earlier this month which involves a threefold increase in the amount of retail space and the creation of 341 beds for students.

The College View
10/25/2017
DCU in talks with NI universities over joint professorships - The College View

Universities in Northern Ireland are considering creating joint academic posts with institutions in the south, including DCU, to combat implications imposed by Brexit. There is still a lot of uncertainty about the impact of Brexit on Higher Education and there are concerns over whether UK institutions will lose out on a portion of research income currently accessed through the EU.

The College View
11/29/2017
EIB loans to address student accommodation crisis - The College View

The student accommodation crisis rages on, as the cost of renting in Dublin continues to rise, jumping 12.3 per cent in the past year. According to the latest Daft.ie rental report, the cost of renting in Dublin is now €4,000 a year higher than during the peak of the Celtic Tiger.

The College View
04/04/2018
First English-Irish LGBTQ dictionary launched - The College View

A new LGBTQ dictionary for the Irish language has been launched in DCU. The Queer Dictionary, translated as 'An Foclóir Aiteach' is the first of its kind in Ireland with over 100 words and terms translated. It is part of a collaboration between the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), BeLonG To Youth Services and the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland (TENI).

The College View
09/27/2017
USI Call for financial support for trainee teacher placement - The College View

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has launched a campaign with teachers' unions to eliminate the costs for student teachers on class placements which is a mandatory aspect of their course. Over the past few years, amendments were made to the primary teaching undergraduate and master's programmes which have seen both the courses and placement periods extended.

The College View
02/21/2018
Irexit: The next political movement? - The College View

Brexit and Donald Trump's presidential campaign were broadly viewed as a sort of populist uprising against the political establishment. Since Britain voted to leave the EU, Eurosceptic parties have sprung up across Europe. In Ireland, little had been heard from the far right until an Irexit event earlier this month.

The College View
11/15/2017
Universities to lose research funding if more women are not promoted - The College View

Third level institutions have been warned they could lose access to research funding if they fail to promote more women to senior positions in colleges. Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, who has vowed to eradicate gender discrimination in colleges, launched a new gender taskforce earlier this month.

The College View
02/07/2018
UCC to give refugees full scholarships - The College View

University College Cork has been granted the status of "University of Sanctuary" and will provide seven asylum seekers and refugees with full scholarships from September. The scholarships will cover full fees and tuition, in addition to travel and expenses.

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