Date Published: 24-May-2012
A reduction in workforce is expected to impact ALL global business branches of city based computer firm Hewlett Packard.
However the technology company has declined to comment on what this will mean for its European Software Centre in Ballybrit Business Park.
It’s after the company announced its to cut its global staffing by 8 per cent by the end of 2014.
The restructuring is a multi-year initiative and HP has not yet announced specific plans for its Ballybrit site, its Leixlip division or any other regional branches worldwide.
The firm employs around 4 thousand staff in Ireland with up to 600 of these based in Ballybrit.
In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, HP says the workforce changes will vary by area based on local legal requirements and consultations with employee works councils and representatives.
An early retirement scheme is being offered as part of the overall plan which aims to cut 27-thousand jobs worldwide by the end of 2014.
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.