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GALWAY THALIDOMIDE SURVIVOR WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN SETTLEMENT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 20-Jul-2012

A Galway woman says the historic victory of an Australian thalidomide survivor has boosted the Irish thalidomide campaign for justice.

Lynette Rowe, who was born without arms and legs after her mother took the anti-morning sickness drug thalidomide, made a multi-million dollar compensation settlement with the distributor of the drug in Australia this week.

Thalidomide was given to pregnant women in the 1950s and 1960s as a treatment for morning sickness and led to deformities in thousands of babies around the world.

Maggie Woods from Claregalway is chairperson of the Irish Thalidomide Association.

She says the Australian settlement makes her more determined to achieve justice for Irish survivors

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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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