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Gardaí want to question city man after assault on female tourist

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 06-Jun-2011

Gardai are on the hunt for a city man who they want to question in relation to a serious assault on an English woman at his home in the early hours of Sunday morning. They are also seeking the help of two taxi drivers who may be able to further the investigation.

The woman, who is understood to be from the Liverpool area, was visiting Galway with a large group of people for a hen night.

Described as being in her mid 20s, with long brown hair which was tied up, she was distinctively dressed in a ¾ length red jumpsuit, which was off her left shoulder.

The group went to Coyote’s night club on Forster Street on Saturday night, where she met a male and went back to his home in Clifden Crescent, Newcastle, at about 3.40am.

There she was viciously attacked, and received serious injuries to her head and body. She managed to escape and ran to a neighbouring house, from where the alarm was raised.

Gardai sealed off the scene for a technical examination, and the woman was taken away in an ambulance. She was hospitalised, but her injuries are not life threatening.

See full story in this week’s Connacht Sentinel.

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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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