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RISE IN GALWAY CITY PROPERTY PRICES

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-Apr-2008

Asking prices for homes in Galway city rose by just over one percent in the first three months of this year.

That’s according to the latest research by Ireland’s largest property website daft-dot-ie, which also reveals a slight drop in prices for homes in the county.

The average asking price for a 3-bedroom house in Galway city since January was 319 thousand euro, up one percent on the previous three months.

A 3-bedroom house in the County would have cost you 262 thousand euro between January and the end of March, dropping a further 1 percent.

While asking prices for homes in Galway city have stabilised after last year’s drop, other parts of the country are not faring as well.

Prices in South County Dublin and Wicklow have been hardest hit with falls of 6 percent reported in some areas for the last quarter.

Chief Economist with daFt-dot-ie, Ronan Lyons, says Galway seems to buck the trend when it comes to the housing market.

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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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