Date Published: 16-Apr-2012
Galway Gardaí say they are actively pursuing the protagonists behind Saturday’s security breach outside the Labour party conference in NUI Galway.
Hundreds of demonstrators pulled down barriers and forced their way pass Garda lines up to the doors of the Bailey Allen Hall.
However they did not gain access to the venue, which was locked down for a time.
Gardaí say there were no arrests and no injuries – although there are reports pepper spray was used during the incident.
Thousands of protestors took part in a march to the Labour conference on Saturday, with a minority choosing to break security lines.
The majority of participants were opponents of the household charge, while others demonstrated against septic tank charges as well as education cuts and the EU fiscal treaty.
A Labour TD has branded as thugs the protestors who broke through the Garda barriers .
Deputy Aodhan O’Riordan says the scenes were unacceptable:
However U-L-A TD Richard Boyd Barrett denies there was a thuggish element involved in Saturday’s protest at NUIG.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
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
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
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.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
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.