Date Published: 28-Sep-2008
Residents in Old Mervue say they no longer trust any water supplied by the council.
The second temporary water supply was put in place yesterday, after the original source supplied by the council had to be shut off early saturday morning.
Tests taken on the original supply, showed a lead reading well in excess of 100, four times higher than the permitted level of 25 millograms.
The city council yesterday set up two water tankers in Old Mervue in an effort to make up for the emergency supply being contaminated, while bottled water continues to be sold locally at a subsidised price.
The two 3,000 litre tankers are both located in old mervue, one in Clark Avenue, and the other outside the main shopping centre.
The water in the tankers is not travelling through any pipes, but instead being filled manually with water from the water treatment plant in Terryland.
Despite this, the water in both tankers is barely being used by residents.
Mervue Resident Helena Farressy says that the only water she and other residents can trust now is bottled.
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.