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GALWAY AIRPORT SUBMIT FINAL BUDGET TO TRANSPORT DEPT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 29-May-2011

The final details of Galway airport’s budgetary plan to save it from closure have been submitted to the Minister for transport.(30/05)

Amended figures, compiled over the past few days have today been sent to Leo Varadker, following intense negotiations over the past week.

The plan outlines minimum budgetary requirements for the Carnmore facility until 20-14, when the airport claims they will no longer need Government funding.

The board is asking for one point 2 million euro to run the airport next year alone, well above what the Government is offering.

The current budget allows 600 thousand euro for regional airports that lost PSO funding, which includes Galway, Sligo and Waterford.

Fine Gael’s Galway West TD Brian Walsh says the Transport Minister will make a decision on funding for Galway airport next week

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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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