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
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.