Date Published: 10-May-2011
The next possible Mayor of Galway, Councillor Hildegarde Naughton says she is confident her party colleagues "will do the right thing" and nominate her for the position.
Fine Gael party controversy has erupted with the revelation that Councillor Padraig Conneely, who served as Mayor in 2008 /2009 wants to become Mayor again.
It had been agreed under the ‘Mayoral Pact’ in 2009, that Councillor Naughton would become the next Mayor when Michael Crowe’s term ends later this year.
However it’s understood, Councillor Conneely has now reneged on that pact and has entered a separate pact with Council newcomer and party colleague Frank Fahy.
Fahy was co-opted to the Council last March to replace Brian Walsh who was elected to the Dáil.
Speaking on the Keith Finnegan Show today, Councillor Naughton says nothing has been set in stone and she believes her colleagues will act correctly.
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.