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MANAGER CONFIRMS AIRPORT WILL CLOSE WITHOUT GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 16-May-2011

The manager of Galway Airport says it will close if it doesn’t get 1.7 million in funding from the government

Transport Minister, Leo Varadkar confirmed last night that the subsidies being sought by the 6 regional airports are greater than his budget allows

It’s understood he will concentrate what funding he has on the more viable airports, Knock, Kerry and Donegal which means Galway, Sligo and Waterford will close

Last Friday, Minister Varadkar met with management at Galway Airport and said there would be no reversal of the decision to cut support

Airport Manager Joe Walsh says there are 60 jobs at stake at the Carnmore facility and approximately 180 ancillary jobs

Mr Walsh says the closure of Galway airport will be a disaster for the region’s commercial life and feels the Departments of Enterprise and Transport and the IDA may intervene

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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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