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PILOT AND LOUGHREA BUSINESSMAN WHO DIED IN PLANE CRASH NAMED

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Date Published: 06-Jul-2007

The two men killed in yesterday afternoon’s plane crash in Inverin have been named locally.

Well known businessman & accountant Paul McNamee, of Lake Road in Loughrea lost his life when the Cessna Caravan plane came down in an airfield near the landing strip.

Pilot of the plane Matt Masterson, from Dublin was also killed in the plane crash which happened shortly after 3 o’clock when it missed the runway & nosedived into a nearby field.

8 men and the pilot were on the plane which was en route from Inis Meáin to Inverin when it came down near the end of the 6 mile journey.

3 people are in a critical condition in hospital this morning, one of whom is said to be fighting for his life.

2 others remain in a serious condition and two men are said to be comfortable at UCHG

Paul McNamee, a married father of 2 was in his mid 50s and operated an accountancy firm on Barrack Street in the town.

Others on board were 3 well known Clifden hoteliers, Brian Hughes of the Abbeyglen Hotel and his father in law Kevin Barry Senior and Brian’s brother in law Kevin Barry Junior.

Builder and developer Martin Acton from Clifden was on board, while Eugene Hollihan from Masonbrook and David Hennessy, who’s operations director for the John Sweeney group of hotels was also on the plane.

Alan Smith from Dublin was the 8th passenger

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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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