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CITY COUNCIL STAFF NOT APPROVED FOR ALLOWANCES CLAIMED

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-Oct-2011

Two thirds of staff at Galway City Council had no approval to claim acting allowances according to a report from the Local Government Auditor.

The report reveals that 205 thousand euro was paid to staff in acting positions last year, of which 66 percent were not approved by the Department of Local Government.

Acting up allowances are received by staff to take on the duties of another post on a temporary basis.

The auditor, Mary Keaney, says that local authorities are required to submit a ‘Staffing Request Application’ to the Department for approval for acting up allowances which exceed 6 months.

The Manager’s response, contained in the report, says it’s not always possible to predict the duration of the acting period.

Councillor Padraig Conneely says the Council has breached Local Government guidelines.

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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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