Date Published: 05-Dec-2010
Galway drivers are being warned of black ice and freezing fog this evening as Met Eireann forecasts another night of sub-zero temperatures.
Temperatures around Galway are expected to fall to between 3 and minus seven degrees.
Dense fog and freezing temperatures will be widespread across the country- particularly in the Midlands,however, it will remain mostly dry.
Galway Gardaí are advising motorists to take care on all routes but particularly on secondary and minor roads which may not have been gritted this weekend.
They say the main road from Gort to Loughrea, as well as minor roads in Tuam and Clifden are particulary dangerous today.
In the city, Gardaí say conditions are particulary bad around Lough Atalia- from the Docks road to College road, the western distributor road and Bishop O’ Donnell road.
Bothar na dTreabh, the road between the Tuam road and the Headford road, is also in a dangerous state this evening.
Aer Arann were forced to cancel three of its flights today because of the adverse weather conditions.
Galway airport is reporting that The London Luton and Waterford flights expected to arrive in Carnmore this evening have been delayed.
However this evenings departures to Dublin, Belfast and the Isle of Man from Galway airport are scheduled to leave on time.
Galway City Council says it is working at full capacity to repair water leaks and burst pipes across the city.
Teams are working around the clock to restore water to some homes in the westside of the city in parts of Knocknacarra, Salthill, Rahoon and Claremont.
This is due to low water levels in the Clifton Hill and Tonabrockey resevoirs.
Engineer with Galway city water services Joe McGuire says that water levels have improved this afternoon and they hope to have water restored to homes by this evening.
Homeowners in Connemara are also reporting difficullties with their water supplies.
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.