Date Published: 20-Jul-2011
Galway’s presidential hopeful is trailing behind two other candidates in the race for the Aras.
An Irish Times MRBI poll shows Labour’s Michael D Higgins in third place.
The controversial vote to turn down a request from Senator David Norris to address Galway City Council hasn’t hampered his chances for the presidency.
When people were asked who they’d vote for if the election were tomorrow – he was on 25 per cent
The poll shows Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell in second place – with Labour’s Michael D Higgins a close third.
Independent Sean Gallagher was at 13 per cent and Mary Davis was at 12 per cent.
Fianna Fáil have yet to decide whether they’ll be putting a candidate forward.
Speculation is rife that if the party does enter the race, Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv will run under its banner.
However, the poll doesn’t bode well for the former Minister – he only drew 11 percent of the vote.
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.