Date Published: 30-Aug-2007
Gardaí are appealling for witnesses following a series of attempted break-ins in the county in the early hours of this morning [30/8]
Criminal damage was done to several premises in the Oranmore, Loughrea and Portumna areas between 1 and 2am
One of the attempted break-ins resulted in a high speed chase
All of the break-ins occurred at businesses that were not in built up areas
The culprits did not manage to get away with a lot of valuables, however substantial criminal damage was done
Then at around 1.30am, Gardaí at Portumna responded to an alarm at a premises in Portumna
Gardaí interrupted up to 4 culprits trying to break into the building but they then made their escape in a car
Portumna Gardaí pursued them for a time, but the culprits crossed the Shannon into Tipperary and managed to escape
Gardaí are investigating whether there is a link between all of the break-ins around the county
They’re appealling to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity, or a suspicious car in the Oranmore, Loughrea or Portumna areas between 1am and 2am to contact them at Galway Garda Station
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
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
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
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.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
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.