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6 MONTHS FOR BETTER CITY TRAFFIC FLOW

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 11-Oct-2011

Traffic flow in and around Galway city could improve in the next months, according to the Head of Galway’s Transporation Unit.

Elmore Group has just been awarded the 1.2 million euro contract to set up an Urban Traffic Control centre in the city.

Over the next 6 months, Elmore in partnership with Swarco Traffic Limited will install 27 intersections – meaning all these junctions will relate information to each other and back to the UTC in City Hall.

Councillor Catherine Connolly told the meeting she wasn’t convinced by the information she was presented with and said there are traffic lights in the city in places where they are not needed.

Head of Galway Transportation Unit, Joe Tansey said the UTC won’t reduce the volume of traffic in and out of the city, but it will move better as a result and motorists won’t be delayed as long in certain areas.

 

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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