Date Published: 29-Sep-2008
It’s been revealed that Galway City Council detected high levels of lead in the water supply of some city homes as far back as 2004.
City Officials have suggested that the latest lead contamination crisis in the city is as a result of extra stringent testing of the water since last year’s cryptosporidium crisis.
However, figures obtained by the Green Party reveal that several houses in the city were found to have massive exceedences of lead in their supplies as far back as five years ago.
The revelations come amid further criticism of the City Council as an emergency water supply system set up in Old Mervue after the new broke last week, also proved to be contaminated at the weekend.
A second emergency supply of water has now been set up in Mervue, in the form of water tankers with water directly from Terryland water works.
Green Party Councillor, Niall Ó Brolcháin told Galway Bay Fm News that the latest lead contamination in the city is not a new phenomenon.
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.