Date Published: 13-Aug-2011
GARDAI are warning people, especially those in rural areas, to be vigilant and report any vehicles or strangers acting suspiciously, following a spate of burglaries in villages in North and East Galway.
A large amount of cash, was taken from a house in a burglary in Cloghan’s Hill in North Galway early yesterday (Friday) and later in the day cash and jewellery was taken in one of three burglaries in the Mountbellew area
Tuam Gardai are investigating the Cloghans Hill burglary, and several others reported in a number of houses, in an area along the Galway-Mayo border.
Burglaries have been reported from Dunmore and Williamstown, which also happened early yesterday.
The Gardai are seeking the help of the public regarding four male occupants of a silver colour, 5 series BMW car seen in the Cloghans Hill area around the time of the major theft.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Cloghans Hill, Dunmore or Williamstown areas, or who may have any information regarding the silver BMW seen in these areas between 10 am and 1 pm yesterday should contact Tuam Gardai at 093-24202.
Meanwhile Mountbellew Gardai are seeking information from the public regarding two burglaries in Castleblakeney and one at Newtown, near Mountbellew, between 7 o’clock last evening and 1 am today.
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.