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May 12, 2011

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 11-May-2011

1911

Fatal fire

Mr. C.J. Cottingham, Coronoer, Oughterard, held an inquest on the remains of a child who died in the workhouse on Tuesday as a result of the burns sustained at her parents’ residence in Renmore, during their absence. From the evidence, it appears that the mother left the house for a short time on business, and during her absence another child, aged 6, threw a lighted twine at his little sister, igniting her clothing, with the sad result she received the injuries to which she succumbed.

Farm cleared

On Monday week, a grass farm near the congested village of Laraghmore was the scene of considerable excitement, when Mrs. Broderick and her son came, with a large force of police, to clear off the stock of a number of small tenants who held some grazing on the farm.

The poor tenants in Laraghmore village are in a pitiable condition, although there is an abundance of grassland all round them. Three of the tenants whose stock was cleared off hold only seven acres of poor land between them. This case comes before the meeting to be held at Kilskeagh on Sunday, the 14th inst., when the tenants from Laraghmore will be in attendance.

Homes burned

At Tuam Petty Sessions, a couple from Tierboy-road, Tuam, were charged with the burning of two dwelling houses at Cloonthooa, the property of Mr. P.E. Carroll, Tuam. Mr. O’Rorke, D.I., Tuam, prosecuted.

1936

New reservoir

At a meeting of Galway Urban Council, a report was submitted by Prof. F.S. Rishworth of the Engineering Department, U.C.G. on requirements for water supply to Galway. It requires a new reservoir to serve the needs of the western portion of the town, west of Eglinton Canal, situation on Clifton Hill, about the same size as the existing reservoir, i.e., about 500,000 gallons, the same level, and practically the same distance from the pumping station by a main siphoned under the River Corrib at Terryland.

A new reservoir is essential for the growing needs of the town, and particularly for Taylor’s Hill district and the proposed housing development at Shantalla.

Infectious diseases

During the month of March, fifteen cases of infectious diseases were reported by Dr. B. O’Beirne, county medical officer of health, as having occurred in Co. Galway. Five of these cases were diphtheria. Two occurred in Loughrea, one in Galway urban area, one in the Galway rural area and one in Tuam. There were five cases of scarlet fever: Ballinasloe rural, Galway urban, Galway rural, Glenamaddy and Mountbellew. There was an outbreak of a mild form of influenza in the Oughterard dispensary district.

Publican ‘treats’ customers

At Galway District Court on Thursday last, before Sean Mac Giollarnatith, D.J., Mrs. Glynn, Oranmore, was charged with a breach of the licensing laws. Mr. H. Macdermot, solr., defended.

Guard Allen, Oranmore, said that on Sunday he went to the house of the defendant and found two men in the bar. He also found other men on the premises. There was no evidence of the sale of drink, but the publican admitted that she had treated two men. The Justice said that the case was suspicious, but as there was no evidence of the sale of drink, he would have to dismiss it.

Bus service

A deputation from Galway put an impressive case before Mr. Sean Lemass, Minister for Industry and Commerce, against the proposal of the Great Southern Railways Company to acquire the Galway Omnibus Service. The Minister now finds himself in a dilemma. He has conferred powers on the Railway Company to acquire road undertakings so that they may be able to secure a monopoly of transport services.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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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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