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ATHENRY WOMAN IS NEW SENATOR

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 21-May-2011

ATHENRY politician Lorraine Higgins has been nominated for a Senate seat by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the recommendation of Labour party leader Eamon Gilmore and she will take her place in the Seanad next Wednesday.

Lorraine Higgins is a barrister who practices on the western circuit. She is also a membership officer with Junior Chamber International Galway.

She received over 3,500 first preference votes in the Galway East constituency in this year’s General Election and her transfers ensured that Colm Keaveney took the Dail seat in the constituency for Labour for the first time ever.

She also stood as a Labour party candidate on the Industrial and Commercial panel in the subsequent Seanad elections.

The success of Lorraine Higgins in getting a Senate seat is another boost for the Labour party in Galway East following Colm Keaveny’s election to the Dail and Cllr Sean Cunniffe’s co-option on to Galway Co Council.

There will be further success for the party in the coming weeks, when a close associate of the new Senator Lorraine Higgins, long-serving Labour politician, Councillor Mary Loftus, will become the new Mayor of Tuam.

 

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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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