Date Published: 14-May-2013
Strike action at Bus Eireann in Galway has been suspended for 48 hours following a breakthrough in talks at the Labour Relations Commission last night.
After almost three hours of talks, the National Bus and Rail Union agreed to suspend its strike for two days, during which management would not implement the disputed cost reductions.
In the meantime, management and union representatives will attempt to hammer out an alternative way to secure cost savings.
Galway bus drivers had been holding a picket at the bus depot at the Docks since Sunday morning with staff on rotational rosters.
60 jobs saved at city B&Q after company exits examinership
Date Published: 07-May-2013
60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q, after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B&Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
B&Q Ireland filed a petition with the High Court in January seeking the appointment of an examiner.
Male pedestrian hit by car in city
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A man in his 40s is being treated at University Hospital Galway after he was hit by a car on the Dublin road this afternoon.
The man was walking near the entrance to Merlin Park hospital at around 1:30 when the incident occured.
Emergency services attended the scene, and he was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Gardaí are advising motorists to expect delays as a stop-go system is now in place.
Mylan pharmacuetical comments on plans for Connemara investment
Date Published: 13-May-2013
The European headquarters of a multinational pharmaceutical company has commented on its plans for a major expansion in Connemara.
Concern arose last month regarding a multi-million euro investment that was promised at the Bioniche Plant in Inverin in the Connemara Gaeltacht.
Mylan – the parent company – has confirmed it is on track to make promised investments in Ireland but no specific detail has been revealed.