Date Published: 13-Nov-2007
A controversial motion passed last month by Galway City Council to sell 1.3 acres of land in Ballybane was re-voted on at last nights city council meeting.
Last month the council agreed to sell the land in Ballybane to St Columbas Credit Union Enterprises for 71,000 euro with a 99 year lease attached.
The Council last night re-voted to sell the land OUTRIGHT to SCULL for 71,000 with one condition attached that they must only get a majority vote from the council if they wish to sell the land within 20 years.
The proposer of the new motion Councillor Mary Leahy says she believes SCULL are a charitable enterprise and will work to benefit the community in Ballybane.
She says the site is not tax-designated and not as valuable as some councillors are saying
Cllr Leahy says if the site is eventually sold on any profit made would be re-invested by SCULL in the area
However Councillor Daniel Callanan, who has had major problems with this transaction from the beginning, remains concerned that the land is not being secured in public ownership for the future
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.