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DELAY IN DECISION ON INIS OIRR FISH FARM

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 22-Jun-2012

Bord Iascaigh Mhara says there will be a substantial delay before it can publish the licence application for a proposed fish farm in Galway Bay.

The announcement follows the most recent round of public consultations in relation to the proposed development off the coast of the Aran Island of Inis Oirr.

At a site 6 km from Galway, and 1.5 km east of the southernmost of the Aran Islands,the proposed deep sea fish farm would produce 15,000 tonnes of salmon, worth about €103 million a year.

If successful, it’s predicted that the new farm would create 300 to 400 jobs and double Ireland’s existing 12,000 tonnes per year salmon output.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara had planned to publish the licence application and Environmental Impact Statement at the beginning of June.

However, due to the latest information, the group says it will now be at least 4-6 weeks before they will be in a position to do so.

On receiving clearance from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, BIM will then place advertisements in national and local press informing the public about the proposed development and also where they can view copies of the licence application and the Environmental Impact Statement.

In the meantime, BIM say they are following up on the meaningful and informative feedback they received from people during the last round of consultations.

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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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