Date Published: 04-Apr-2012
A coroner has recommended that Gardaí be given full training in creating road blocks following an inquest into the death of a Carraroe woman.
A verdict of unlawful killing has been returned in the inquest into the death of 33 year old Delia Flaherty who was killed when a drunk driver crashed into her.
It happened on the M6 motorway outside Moate, Westmeath on June 28th last year.
A seperate inquest hearing in Offaly earlier heard that the other driver, Helen Gonoude, of Killeigh, Offaly was two-and-a-half times over the legal alcohol limit at the time.
The sixty-six year-old Offaly woman was seen driving east-bound on the west-bound motorway by a council worker, who tried to stop her, but she drove around him.
Gardai also made an attempt to block the Offaly woman, but she drove onto the hard shoulder to avoid their roadblock.
The Irish Times reports that the jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing, and recommended that all gardai be given full training in creating road blocks.
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.