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GALWAY REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

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Date Published: 14-May-2012

The Galway campaign for the upcoming fiscal treaty referendum is ramping up.

Abbeyknockmoy businessman Declan Ganley says he will spend 50-thousand euro campaigning for a NO vote in the EU fiscal treaty.

Mr Ganley says voting YES to the treaty out of fear of being cut off from emergency funding would be like buying a ticket for the titanic.

Sinn Fein are hosting public meetings across the city and county as part of their no campagin in the run up to the referendum.

Tonights meeting will take place in Sinn Fein’s Bohermore Office at 8.

The socialist workers party will host a table quiz in Busker Brownes in the city for their no campaign on Tuesday week.

A Galway county councillor has joined a group of Independent TDs in calling for the Government to postpone the upcoming referendum.

In a statement, Sean Canney says the Government called the date of the referendum too soon adding that the treaty as constructed may bever be implmented in Europe.

However, the Taoiseach’s rejecting fresh calls on him to delay ratifying the fiscal treaty.

Enda Kenny is insisting the referendum will go ahead on May 31st.

The Junior Finance Minister says the No side in the EU Treaty referendum campaign is on the back foot – because they can’t answer questions about funding.

Brian Hayes says all of those against the Treaty need to answer where funding will come from after 2013 – if Ireland votes No.

 

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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