Date Published: 22-Dec-2011
The family of a farmer who died as a result of negligence in his treatment at University Hospital Galway has been awarded 1 point 5 million euro in damages.
According to the Irish Times, most of the award arose due to the loss of an expected inheritance of the man’s mothers farm.
Grace Davoren, a mother of four from Ballyvaughen County Clare claimed she lost out on a 1 point 5 million euro inheritance of her husband Michael’s family farm.
It followed circumstances where after he died after treatment for colitis, his mother altered a will that initially had left a 623 acre farm to him so as to ultimately leave it to his daughter.
Grace Davoren claimed that if her husband had not died before his mother the farm would have been left to her family.
Mrs. Davoren sued the HSE, consultant gastroenterologist John Lee and consultant surgeon Oliver McAnena following the death of her 47 year old husband on August 31st 2003.
In his judgement, Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’ Neill rejected an argument by the defendents that it was probably the falling out between Grace and her mother in law that caused them to lose out on the inheritance of the estate.
Yesterday he ruled in her favour and awarded her and her family over 1 point 5 million euro in damages.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.