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GARDAI CALLED AS PROTESTORS DISRUPT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-Jan-2012

A meeting of Galway City Council had to be adjourned for a time this evening after a number of protestors stormed the Council Chamber.

The protest got underway around 3p.m. organised by the United Left Alliance branch in Galway against the household charge.

Shouting "can’t pay, won’t pay" more than 50 men, women and children criticised the Council representatives for allowing the Budget to be passed.

Deputy Mayor, Ollie Crowe attempted to convene the meeting but many Councillors complained that it was impossible to hold a meeting with such activity outside the door.

Several members of the public who were seated in the gallery began to shout at the Deputy Mayor and when they were asked to leave, a scuffle ensued and the protestors outside stormed the Chamber lifting chairs into the air.

Officials from the Council attempted to close the doors again assisted

by up to 20 Gardai.

The protestors continued to shout and chant once removed from the Chamber under the watchful eye of the Gardai.

Back inside the Chamber, Councillor Michael Crowe said that several of the protestors should be arrested and referred to the behaviour of the protestors as despicable.

After 15 minutes of an adjournment, the meeting resumed and is continuing.

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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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