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SHOCK AT REVELATION CITY COUNCIL HAS MONEY TO BUY HOUSES IT RENEGED ON

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-Jul-2007

There’s shock and outrage at today’s revelation that the City Council DOES have the money to buy the houses in the deal they reneged on with 25 private house owners

Galway West TD Frank Fahey has learned from the Housing Minister that the City Council now has 45 million euro in total to spend on housing

The City Council claimed it had to back out of the deal, which caused severe distress to the home owners involved, because it didn’t have the money.

However it has now been shown that at that time the council had in fact half the amount needed for the deal – 20 million euro allocated from the Department of the Environment in April

It’s also understood there were breakdowns in communication in the original funding process involving staff from BOTH the Department and the City Council

The additional money needed – 20 million has now been allocated by the Department

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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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