Date Published: 02-Jun-2010
Galway Credit Unions are said to be up in arms at proposals contained in the Credit Union Bill, which is part of the New Central Bank Bill.
People who can’t repay their credit union loans on time could be prevented from getting another loan for five years under the new legislation.
Under the Bill, people who are late with their repayments will have their names included in the ‘black book’ of banking – the Credit Bureau of Ireland.
Another aspect of the Bill would see the losses incurred on late loans taken out of members dividend shares.
Man hospitalised after Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A man has been hospitalised with serious injuries after a single vehicle crash in Portumna this morning.
A van carrying four men crashed into the Portumna bridge at around 6:30am.
One of the men recieved head injuries and has been taken to Portinucula hospital where his injuries are described as serious.
The other three men were uninjured.
Gardaí and two units of Portumna fire service are currently at the scene, and the road has been closed for a forensic collision examination.
Diversions are in place, and anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
Socialist party backs call to reopen Connemara plane crash case
Date Published: 10-May-2013
The Justice Minister is being urged to re-open an investigation into a military plane crash in Connemara almost 4 years ago.
22-year-old Cadet, David Jevens and Captain Derek Furniss were killed in the training crash near Cornamona on October 12th 2009.
The Jevens family have consistently raised concerns about the military inquiry into the crash and asked the Justice Minister to review the case.
However, Minister Alan Shatter has declined to re-open the case stating that the concerns raised by the young cadet’s family don’t directly bear on the accident.
The family have indicated that they may take their case to Europe.
Inland Fisheries investigates dead fish at Loughrea Lake
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Inland Fisheries Ireland is investigating following the discovery of dead fish in Loughrea Lake yesterday.
Initial investigations suggest it’s a natural phenomena involving course fish only and is unlikely to be related to water quality.