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MICHAEL FAHY CALLS FOR RELIEF ROAD TO BE OPENED NEAR GORT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 30-Jan-2008

Galway County Council is being called on to open a relief road to facilitate local people in the townland of Tierneevan near Gort, who are marooned as a result of flooding.

County Councillor Michael Fahy says the flooding around Tierneevan has been so bad in recent weeks the road to Gort has been closed.

Locals and school-children have had to detour miles to travel to the local town.

There’s a relief road available but the landowner cannot open it until insurance issues are sorted with the county council.

Councillor Fahy says the flooding has got worse with this week’s heavy rain and he’s appealing to the council to open the relief road

Meanwhile Councillor Fahy is not happy with the Office of Public Works allocation of just 7,000 euro for maintenance works on the Dunkellin River.

Councillor Fahy says a solution must be found to allow the water to be able to reach the sea.

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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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