Date Published: 04-Jul-2012
Preparations are underway in the city for this evening’s 4th of July parade which gets underway in just under two hours.
The US Independence Day Parade will take place at 7 from Eyre Square to Global Village in South Park with vintage cars, motorbikes and brass bands.
It’s the prelude to a spectacular fireworks display in Galway tonight at approximately 10.45.
The fireworks display is sponsored by the US Embassy in Dublin in celebration of American Independence Day and will be the dramatic Finale of a series of events being organized throughout the city.
The 8-minute display set to music will take place off Mutton Island and will be visible throughout most of the city.
The best viewing positions will be South Park, Grattan Road, Dr Colohan Road and throughout Salthill.
Service hours for the city Park and Ride will be extended tonight to facilitate those attending the fireworks display.
Buses will run until midnight from the Fairgreen bus station in the city to Ballybrit racecourse.
This is an extension of half an hour to the normal schedule.
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.