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CITY COUNCIL TO PURSUE VENUES ADVERTISING ILLEGALY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 16-Apr-2012

Galway City Council is to pursue venues that promote their businesses illegaly by sticking posters to lamp posts and bins.

It follows growing concern over the large number of posters for various businesses, charities and political meetings plastered at locations all over the city including tourist hotspots such as Salthill.

Some of the events still being advertised finished as far back as last Christmas.

City Councillor Niall McNeilis says the environment section of Galway city Council fine is now pursuing venues and a fine of up to 500 euro can be imposed for the offence.

Councillor McNeilis is also proposing that community groups and charites should be allowed use information boards in Salthill to display their event

Meanwhile, 62 thousand euro has been allocated to Galway city and county councils to help tackle the problem of litter and graffiti.

The funding is part of the provision of over 2 million euro in grants to local authorities nationwide.

In a statement, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan says the supports will help raise public awareness and promote anti-litter and anti-graffiti awareness.

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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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