Date Published: 18-Feb-2010
A decision to expand the role of the Galway general manager to incorporate two more hospitals will be strongly resisted.
IMPACT trade union says the move to expand the role by incorporating Portiuncula and Roscommon hospitals will lead to a downgrading in services.
The change would mean that both hospitals would have to report directly to the general manager of UHG, rather than their own hospitals.
The union is calling on all of its members not to co-operate with the move.
Man arrested over alleged criminal damage to city cars
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A 20 year old man is still being questioned this afternoon over alleged criminal damage to a number of cars in the city overnight.
16 cars were damaged in the Whitestrand Road, Fr. Griffin Road and Lower Salthill areas at around 3.30 this morning.
A 20 year old Brazilan man was arrested in the general area after Gardai were alerted.
He is now being questioned at Mill Street Garda Station.
Department urged to provide funding for Claregalway road
Date Published: 09-May-2013
The Department of Transport needs to prioritise the Claregalway Relief Road as a matter of urgency.
That’s according to Councillor Jim Cuddy who has been responding to numerous complaints from motorists and residents about delays through the village.
He says that the County Council is working on the design stage of the relief road at present, when it should be at construction stage.
Long delays are being experienced by motorists through the village not only at peak times, but throughout the day.
Disruption continues as Bus Eireann strike enters second day
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Major travel disruption is expected in Galway again this morning, as the national Bus Eireann strike enters its second day.
The Transport Minister, Leo Varadkar, has appealed to members of the National Bus and Rail Union to immediately enter talks to resolve the dispute – which has resulted in disruption on over 95 per cent of Bus Eireann’s services.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers held a picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city last evening.
School buses are expected to operate as normal this morning, despite the rolling strike.
Bus Eireann Spokesman Andrew McLindon says the union has assured them school buses won’t be affected.