Date Published: 13-Oct-2011
Claregalway resident Dana is considering her position in the presidential election
The Independent candidate is not campaigning today in the wake of serious accusations being made about a close family member
Towards the end of last night’s Prime Time debate Dana said vile and false accusations were being made against a family member, attempting to implicate her and destroy her good name
In a statement to Galway Bay FM News, Dana said "all possible lines of enquiry are being pursued with prosecution authorities in the United States"
Dana made the announcement on Primetime in the belief that the accusations were to be published in a newspaper today
However no such story has appeared yet which means Dana herself put the story in the public domain
Although Dana can’t officially withdraw from the race at this stage because her name is on the ballot paper she can unofficially withdraw
This would mean she would stop canvassing and doing publicity, both of which she has suspended for today
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.