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MINISTER TO VISIT GALWAY BROTHERS OF CHARITY TO ADDRESS FUNDING CRISIS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 24-May-2012

The provision of further training opportunities for Galway school-leavers with disabilities has been brought before the Dáil.

700 of these students are due to leave school in the coming month with 135 of these within the HSE West region, and 44 in Galway.

Minister of State for Disability, Older People, Equality and Mental Health Kathleen Lynch has agreed to discuss the funding crisis with the Brothers of Charity, when she visits the city on Monday[May 28].

It’s after Galway Deputies Derek Nolan, Brian Walsh and Sean Kyne outlined that the service provider cannot cater for the group within existing budget allocations.

Speaking in the Dail, Galway East Labour Deputy Derek Nolan called on the Minister to intervene in a dispute which he says is going on between the HSE, the Department of Health and the service providers

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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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