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PROTEST AT CITY STATUE BRANDED AN INSULT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 25-Jan-2008

Plans to dress the Liam Mellows monument in the city in an orange boiler suit as part of a peaceful protest by Galway Alliance Against War has been described as an insult.

Councillor Michael Crowe says he is totally against what he calls the “defacing” of such an important monument at Eyre Square.

Councillor Crowe has asked the Chief Superintendent at Millstreet Garda station to send Gardaí to protest tomorrow to prevent any interference with the statue.

The anti-war group is hoping the tactic will highlight the plight of Guantanamo detainees and the use of Shannon airport by US military planes, on the 6th anniversary of the opening of the US prison camp.

A former inmate of the prison, Rhudel Ahmed will speak at the protest in Eyre Square tomorrow at 1.30pm [26/1]

Councillor Michael Crowe believes that this form of protest is an insult to the memory of Liam Mellows:

However, Niall Farrell of Galway Alliance Against War says the protest is not disrespectful

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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