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AVIVA VOWS TO MAINTAIN PRESENCE IN GALWAY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 19-Oct-2011

Aviva has given a commitment that the company intends to maintain a presence in its Galway, Cork and Dublin operations.

In a letter issued to TDs and Senators this afternoon, CEO Dermot Browne of Aviva Ireland says changes to its Irish and European operations would affect up to 950 jobs.

This morning the company confirmed the news to its 2000 strong workforce at Galway, Dublin and Cork.

It says it’s part of a structural review to make its Irish business part of a new UK and Ireland region.

The cuts will take effect from next March, but the company has stopped short of telling staff where exactly the jobs will be lost.

AVIVA has confirmed that it hopes to achieve as many of the potential redundancies through voluntary means.

Unite trade Union has organised to meet with the 200 staff who work at the Galway call centre in Knocknacarra tomorrow evening.

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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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