Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Department of Agriculture employees, who claim they were ‘double-crossed’ may make a bid to have Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney jailed.
Technical agricultural officers, Vincent Gormley from Brownsgrove, Tuam and James Scott from Glinsk, Ballymoe took the legal action earlier this year.
Papers have already been prepared for an application to jail the Minister.
The two men claim they should have been redeployed as assistant inspectors.
The court was told that Minister Coveney gave an undertaking in July that he would not appoint people to the inspectors’ posts, which were advertised in April, or until the court case taken by the two men was determined.
According to today’s Irish Independent, lawyers for the two employees say that it seems the positions have been filled.
Defence counsel for the Minister objected to a suggestion of a breach of undertaking.
Justice John Hedigan adjourned the case until after a Labour Relations Commission hearing next month.
New temporary Emergency Department to open at UHG in coming weeks
GBFM Newsroom – A new temporary Emergency Department is set to open at UHG in the coming weeks.
The temporary unit is needed for the construction of a major new block at the hospital, incorporating a brand new permanent emergency department as well as maternity services.
However, that project is still at a very early stage – meaning the new temporary ED will likely be in place for a number of years.
A meeting of the Health Forum West this week heard that it’s expected the unit will open in the coming weeks.
Councillor John Connolly spoke after the meeting.
Anger over exclusion of Ballinasloe representatives at meeting with Drew Harris
GBFM News – It’s deeply unfair that there was no representation from Ballinasloe at a recent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.
That’s according to Councillor Declan Geraghty, who raised the matter at a meeting of the local district.
Commissioner Harris met with the County Joint Policing Committee recently, to discuss a new policing model for Galway, as well as local concerns.
The current membership of the JPC doesn’t include any representatives from the Ballinasloe district.
That’s something Councillor Geraghty says is not right.
Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.
McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.
The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.
Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.