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CORRIB PARK RESIDENTS AGAINST REVISED HOUSING PROPOSALS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-Apr-2008

Revised proposals to build three houses for the elderly on green space in Corrib Park has been rejected by residents.

The city council originally wanted to build 6 houses on the site but have reduced this to three in the wake of strong local opposition.

The councils alternative plans for the site were announced by Director of Services for housing Joe O Neill on Friday.

However residents are still unhappy with the idea of any houses being built as they want their green space protected.

The land is currently zoned residential but local councillor Colette Connolly has submitted a motion to Galway city council to re-zone the land as recreational and amenity.

The Labour councillor is hoping to pass her motion at next Monday’s city council meeting.

Councillor Connolly says there are vacant houses all over the city that could be used to accomodate the elderly.

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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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