Date Published: 10-Jul-2012
HID Global Galway is this afternoon marking its 150 millionth shipment of Irish high technology products from Connemara to government customers around the world.
The operation based in Baile na hAbhann in Tully outside Spiddal is one of Connemara’s largest employers with 226 employees and was established in West Galway 15 years ago.
It exports Irish high technology know-how to every continent, reaching 30 countries with its ePassport and 22 with other product offerings.
Minister Pat Rabbitte is officiating at the milestone event this afternoon and will also receive a tour of the Udaras supported 3 building state of the art facility.
Trevor Fox, the Finance Director of HID Global, says it’s important to mark the company’s success.
Minister Pat Rabbitte officiated at the celebration and said the product portfolio is key to the modern security consious environment.
He also commended Udaras for supporting the company’s development into research and development.
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.