Date Published: 06-Nov-2012
Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has called for Rehab charity boss Angela Kerins to be brought before an Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to discuss her salary.
In a recent Twitter post, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has said that the Rehab chief executive and the organisation’s board should be called before the powerful committee because Ms Kerins "earns more than the Taoiseach".
The demand comes after the Irish Independent revealed this week that Ms Kerins was paid almost €220,000 in fees for sitting on four state boards since she became Rehab boss.
The Rehab Group says the fees received by Angela Kerins were over a six year period and donated to charitable causes.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Senator Healy Eames says the position needs to be clarified given cuts to Rehab in Galway of late.
Rehab Enterprises blamed the economic downturn and poor market conditions for the redundancies of 18 staff at its centre at Parkmore in the city, earlier this year.
However, it said those who wish to move on to further employment would be given help to in securing other jobs either with the Rehab group or externally.
Senator Healy Eames says the chief executive’s salary needs to be explained in light of such difficult decisions by the group elsewhere.
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.