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PROTESTORS BREAK THROUGH GARDA LINES AT LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 14-Apr-2012

Up to a hundred protestors broke through Garda lines at the Labour Party conference in the city this afternoon.

There were clashes between some demonstrators and officers at NUI Galway – after people tried to remove the barriers preventing them from gaining access to the Bailey allen hall where the event is taking place.

There are reports that pepper spray was used during the incident.

Gardaí are unable to confirm if any arrests had been made but protestors have now left NUI Galway.

The demonstrators who broke through security lines represent a minority of the demonstration.

Earlier, thousands of protestors gathered in Eyre Square for a peaceful rally ahead of the March to NUI Galway.

The majority of protestors were demonstrating over the household charge.

Roscommon South Leitrim TD Luke Ming Flanagan was among speakers at the rally in Eyre Square.

He accused opposition TD’s of dealing in ‘utter lies’.

 

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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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