Date Published: 12-Sep-2008
Former leader of the Progressive Democrats, Mary Harney, says Noel Grealish as a career politician is concerned about the future of the party.
The Galway West T.D has been attempting to quash speculation about his plans to leave the PDs for Fianna Fáil.
In a statement released earlier today, Noel Grealish says he has spoken to PD leader, Senator Ciaran Cannon and will be taking part in a root and branch review of the party’s future.
In the meantime, he says he will remain a member of the PD parliamentary party.
Deputy Grealish has refused to comment further to Galway Bay fm news on his position, despite constituents demanding a clearer indication of his long term plans
Also, party leader Senator Ciaran Cannon from Carrabane in Athenry, has not responded to our numerous requests to comment on the latest situation regarding Noel Grealish
However former leader Minister Harney did speak to Galway Bay fm news and says Deputy Grealish is committed to his political career
Minister Harney, who was a founder of the PDs, says it has been difficult for all members of the Progressive Democrats Party, including Noel Grealish since the General Election
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.