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PUSH FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR KNOCKNACARRA COMMUNITY CENTRE

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 25-Sep-2007

Galway West TD Frank Fahey is proposing a public private partnership for Knocknacarra Community Centre so that it can be built in 12 months.

The area still has no community centre and earlier this month the city council admitted no significant progress has been made on the plans.

It rejected several proposals from the private sector on the basis they cost too much, had commercial motives and were overly ambitious.

But at a press conference in the Clybaun Hotel last evening, Deputy Fahey presented his solution to the problem.

He’s backing a proposal to build a €13.5 million euro water sports and leisure centre which would be run privately at a site beside the Knocknacarra Shopping Centre.

It would be done through a public private partnership and the community centre element would be run by the council.

Deputy Fahey says it could be built in 12 months and cost the council around €1 million euro plus the original cost of the site.

Deputy Fahey says it makes sense and wants the council to consider the proposal

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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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