Date Published: 17-Sep-2008
Galway West TD Noel Grealish is still a member of the Progressive Democrats this morning, although the party appears to be in winding down mode
Deputy Grealish says he will wait until next month’s make or break members conference before deciding whether he’ll join Fianna Fail
He was one of the four parliamentary party members who last night announced at their gathering in Kildare that their unanimous view is that the party is no longer politically viable
Deputy Grealish says the party has achieved a lot in its 23 years, but it’s time to face up to reality now
Several councillors from around the country were angry at Deputy Grealish over his failure in recent months to make clear his political colours
Many, particularly those who don’t want to see the party finishing up, said his non commitment played a big part in the party’s swift fall
However party leader Senator Ciaran Cannon of Carrabane says he now has a full commitment from Noel Grealish for the few short weeks until the conference to which the party’s 4000 members will be invited
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.