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O CUIV SAYS INVERIN PLANE CRASH DEVASTATING FOR CONNEMARA

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Date Published: 06-Jul-2007

Gaeltacht Minister & Galway West TD Eamon O Cuiv says yesterday’s plane crash in Inverin which killed 2 men & seriously injured several others has left Connemara devastated.

Well known businessman & accountant Paul McNamee from Lake Road in Loughrea and Pilot Matt Masterson from Dublin lost their lives in the crash.

They were among 9 men on board the Cessna Caravan plane travelling from Inis Meáin to Inverin when at the end of its 6 minute journey it missed the runway & nosedived into a nearby field.

The plane crash happened shortly after 3 o’clock and has left 3 men critical in hospital, one of whom is fighting for his life.

2 others are still in a serious condition at UCHG while the remaining 2 men are said to be comfortable.

The 8 businessmen were shareholders in the Clifden Airport Company and were visiting Inis Meain to discuss the proposed plans for the airport which have been progressing recently.

Minister O Cuiv says yesterday should have been a day of celebration for Clifden but instead it has resulted in tragedy for all involved

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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