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MORE PROTESTS PLANNED AS TAOISEACH VISITS GALWAY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 05-Sep-2011

The number of protests planned as Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits Galway city this week is growing.

The Taoiseach is coming to Galway for the Fine Gael Parlimentary Party annual think-in.

The first protest takes place tomorrow afternoon at 1 outside the Radisson Blu Hotel where the party will convene to discuss the economy and jobs with contributions from the ESRI, and CEO of Paddy Power Patrick Kennedy.

There the Roscommon Hospital Action Committee will continue to lobby the Taoiseach and Health Minister to restore emergency services to the county hospital.

Galway Alliance Against War will then gather at City Hall tomorrow evening from 6 where Mayor of Galway, Hildegarde Naughton, will host a reception for the Taoiseach and senior party members.

The GAAW’s protest is mainly focused on asking the government to end the US militarty’s use of Shannon airport.

The Roscommon Hospital Action committee will continue its protest at the Radisson on Wednesday morning at half past 10 on day two of the party’s annual meeting.

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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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