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DANA TO CLARIFY HER POSITION IN COMING DAYS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-Oct-2011

It’s still unclear this evening whether Claregalway resident Dana will withdraw from the presidential race.

There’s speculation she might quit – after she made a dramatic statement on last night’s Prime Time Presidential debate.

Near the end of the programme, she said that vile and false allegations have been made against a member of her family which would appear in today’s newspapers.

However, no newspaper has yet run the story about a member of the Browne family which effectively means Dana herself put the story in the public domain.

The Independent Presidential candidate hasn’t made any of her scheduled public appearances today and has declined all requests for interview.

It’s understood she has been in meetings with her legal team all day today.

Also, as yet, no public events have been scheduled for tomorrow fuelling speculation that she may withdraw.

Although Dana can’t officially withdraw because her name is on the ballot paper she can unofficially withdraw which would mean she would stop canvassing and doing publicity.

Dana’s biographer, journalist Ken Murray says Dana will clarify her position in the coming days.

 

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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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