Date Published: 26-Jul-2012
The husband of Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been ordered to pay 12 thousand 400 euros to an Oranmore tradesman for non-payment of work carried out at the couple’s home in Maree after he was taken off site in November.
Oranmore tradesman Michael Allen brought a civil case against Micheal Eames and his wife Fidelma Healy Eames for which the 2 day hearing has concluded in the last hour at Galway Civil Circuit Court.
Mr Allen had claimed that when additional costs were taken into account including work on the garage, he was owed just under 23 thousand.
Making his ruling this afternoon, Judge Rory McCabe said “the fact that the defendant tried to rewrite a contract and force the plaintiff to accept a new deal at less than the agreed price speaks for itself”.
He ordered that Michael Eames pay 12 thousand 400 euro to Mr Allen and said while it was reasonable to sue Fidelma Healy Eames, he dismissed the action against her as the second named defendant in the case as he was satisfied she wasn’t “intimately involved or even peripherally involved”.
He also dismissed a counter claim that the work carried out was not up to standard.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
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.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
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.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
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.