Date Published: 06-Sep-2007
The Department of Education says students who apply for bus tickets, outside their catchment boundary areas, such as those living in the East Galway village of Clonberne, are not guaranteed a ticket
The response comes hot on the heels of a call for the Minister for Education, Mary Hanafin to intervene in a situation where some students have been left without school tranport to their school this year
Fine Gael Galway East T.D Paul Connaughton is criticising the “outdated” catchment boundaries drawn up by the Department years ago, saying they affect students in many parts of County Galway
Families in the village of Clonberne are outraged that some students, who had received bus tickets to bring them school in Mountbellew last year, have this year, been refused a ticket
In a statement to Galway Bay Fm News, the Department states “that transport for post-primary students is organised on the basis of catchment areas”
The statement goes on to say that “pupils may avail of concessionary fare-paying transport, subject to NO extra State cost, and on condition that spare seats exist.”
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.