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.
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.