Date Published: 30-Jul-2011
Galway Gardai are still hunting for two men in connection with a serious incident in Eyre Square which has left a young man fighting for his life in hospital.
The 20 year old man was on top of an ESB substation in the centre of the square around 3.15 am when he fell off during a row, sustaining serious head injuries.
The man is currently in a critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit of University Hospital Galway.
He was rushed there from Eyre Square around half three this morning after the incident took place.
Gardai say further tests will be carried out on the man by doctors to ascertain the severity of his head injuries.
A senior Garda source said he was standing on a 10 foot high ESB substation at 3.15 am when two more youths in their early twenties came along and became involved in an altercation.
Gardai say that at some stage during the row, the victim was pushed off the shelter and fell to the ground, sustaining serious head injuries.
The two youths then fled the scene in the direction of Shop Street.
They’re described as both being approximately 20 years of age.
One man was wearing a black shirt and a grey tie, while the second man was wearing a purple and black shirt and a red tie.
Gardai have carried out a forensic examination of the scene in Eyre Square.
They’re appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 091 53 8000.
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.