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COUNTY COUNCIL CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SCRAP UDARAS REFORM PLANS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 28-Jun-2012

Galway County Council is to call on the government NOT to go ahead with plans to scrap Udarás elections.

It follows the unanimous passing of a motion raised by Connemara Cllr Seán O Tuairisg who says the plan is unfair and undemocratic.

Under the Gaeltacht Draft Bill 2012 which was published last week, the number of board members would be reduced to 12 with 7 appointed by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the remaining 5 appointed by the Council Council.

Under the current system, there is a 20 member board with 3 appointed by the Minister and the remainder elected by the people of the Gaeltacht.

Cllr O’ Tuairisg says the bill would lead to unfair representation for Gaeltacht areas due to the minority of public representatives from these areas.

Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, he says it’s not a balanced election process.

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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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