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FIREFIGHTERS CONTAIN MOYLOUGH BLAZE

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 14-May-2011

FIREFIGHTERS from Tuam and Mountbellew battled for over 6 hours to contain a blaze in a farm building in the Moylough area today.(Saturday))

The alarm was raised shortly before 10 am, and two units of Mountbellew Fire Brigade, as well as one unit from Tuam, battled to prevent the fire, in a large farm shed in the village of Trasternagh, from spreading to a nearby house.

They also prevented the blaze spreading to other sheds on the farm, some which housed farm animals.

Nobody was injured in the incident, and while animals in nearby sheds escaped unscathed, the farmer lost a large quantity of large round bales of hay in the blaze.

It was approximately 4 o’clock this afternoon before the firefighters were satisfied that the blaze was under control.

They are still at the scene damping down the burned out building.

As yet the cause of the fire is unknown.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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