Date Published: 02-Jun-2012
Connemara based group Glór na Tithe is angry but not down over Minister Phil Hogan’s refusal to meet them during his two day visit to Galway
The Environment minister was in Loughrea yesterday and after visiting Oughterard this morning is now in Clifden to attend the town’s 200 birthday celebrations
Glor na Tithe, which is fighting against septic tank charges lobbied the local TDs to secure the meeting
However late last evening Deputy Sean Kyne informed them that Minister Hogan would not be meeting them
Glor spokesperson Padraic Tailliur O’Conghaile says they will meet Minister Hogan officially or unofficially at another time
Deputy Kyne says he understands Minister Hogan’s decision to confine debate on the septic tanks issue to the Dail
He also says fears over the septic tanks issue such as those held by Glor na Tuaithe will prove to be unfounded in the long term.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
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
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
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.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
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.