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GALWAY OPPOSITION TDs WALKOUT OVER GAELTACHT BILL

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 19-Jul-2012

Opposition TDs have walked out of the Daíl in a row with the Government over the Gaeltacht Bill.

Fianna Fails Galway West Deputy Eamon Ó’ Cuív led what he claims was a ‘dignified walkout’ in protest at the Government finalising the legislation before the Summer recess.

Galway East TD Michael Kitt and Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish were also part of the walk-out.

The walk out of Sinn Fein, Fianna Fail and the Independents came after the Government refused to discuss any of their amendments to the Bill.

The Government won a vote to finish the bill by 2:30 this afternoon.

The bill changes the funding structure for employment schemes in Gaelteacht areas, and gives the Minister the power to apoint board members to Údaras na Gaelteachta.

The number of board members will be reduced from 20 to 12, five elected by county councils and the remaining seven by the Minister for the Gaeltacht.

 

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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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