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COMPANY OWNED BY INDEPENDENT TD GOES OUT OF BUSINESS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-Jun-2012

A company owned by Galway independent TD Noel Grealish has gone out of business.

The Galway Glass Centre in Briarhill, Co Galway has been placed in voluntary liquidation.

Established in April 2002, the company manufactured plate glass.

In a statement to Galway Bay FM News today, Noel Grealish says that within the last week, he made a voluntary decision to wind up the company.

Company accounts dating from March 2011, show the company had accumulated losses of almost €340,000 and its directors were owed €91,757.

However Deputy Grealish says since these accounts were filed, he has been personally paying off suppliers and is now working with the receiver and accountants to resolve the debt.

A meeting of creditors was held at the Carlton Court Hotel in Galway on Wednesday, however no creditors presented at the meeting.

The entire staff of the company 6 workers, including two of Deputy Grealish’s family members, have been let go.

The Galway TD says it has been a difficult time for him and his family but he is in the process of selling the assets of the company and is hoping to be in a position to settle all debts.

 

 

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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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