Date Published: 04-Jun-2011
IN a speech at the Bar of Ireland conference at the Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG earlier today, (Saturday) Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore called for more support for graduates from those who had benefited from the boom years.
He said that a better, fairer, more decent country does not happen overnight. It does not happen without compromise.
And he said that it does not happen without some generosity, particularly between those who benefited most from the boom, and that younger generation which finds itself paying a heavy price for it.
He added that the past 12 months have been among the most tumultuous in recent Irish history and the economic and political landscapes have changed radically.
Mr Gilmore called for everone to play their part in improving the employment prospects for younger people.
He said the legal profession will have the opportunity to demonstrate its own openness to change, reform, when the Minister for Justice brings forward his proposals for improved access, competition and transparency.
He added that the legal profession, and other areas, need to take on more young graduates as interns to help get people back working again.
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.