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GALWAY GARDAI ON ALERT BUT DEPUTY NOLAN UNCONCERNED ABOUT PROTESTS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-Apr-2012

Up to a thousand Labour delegates are gathering in the city around now for the party’s centenary conference.

The conference opens at the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway at 6:30pm.

The party’s centenary conference will be opened by Galway West TD Derek Nolan, who won the seat vacated by Michael D.Higgins prior to his succesful campaign for the presidency.

Party Leader and Caltra native Eamon Gilmore will address delegates later this evening.

This evening’s motions will focus on economic and social development through communications, energy and natural resources.

The conference continues tommorow, when a large number of protest groups are expected themselves known to delegates.

Gardai are on alert but Deputy Nolan says he’s not concerned about protesters.

Polling also gets underway at the conference for chair of the party which Galway TDs Derek Nolan, Colm Keaveney and former Waterford TD Brian O’ Shea will contest.

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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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