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State due to ask Supreme Court to review bus challenge backed by Galway businessman

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An attempt by a company, backed by Galway businessman, Enda O’ Coineen to challenge Bus Éireann’s exclusive right to operate the school bus service, is being counter-challenged.
According to today’s Irish Times, the Department of Education plans to ask the Supreme Court to strike out the challenge made by Student Transport Scheme.
STS is backed by U.S Multinational Navistar and Enda O’ Coineen.
STS is appealing a High Court ruling which says the Department of Education does not have to put the schools service out to tender.
However in a motion to the Supreme Court, the Department plans to request that the appeal be thrown out claiming STS has delayed preparing its case.
The Department of Education also claims abuse of process by STS by engaging with newspapers and public representatives.

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A man in his 20’s dies and another is injured after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

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A man in his 20’s has died after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar at approximately 12.45pm.

The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

The road remains closed and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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Gardai and Emergency Services attending the scene of a Road Traffic Accident on N63

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Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision on the N63 Newbridge to Ballygar Road.

The road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

No further information is available at this time.

Further updates will issue in due course.

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Protest is held at The Skerritt Roundabout over dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city

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A group of approximately forty campaigners have been protesting at The Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway over dangerous conditions that exist for cyclists and pedestrians on the streets of Galway.

The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, set up a pop-up pedestrian crossing at the roundabout.

Skerritt Roundabout was chosen as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.

The group said that the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.

Organiser Grainne Faller told John Mulligan that decision makers need to factor in safety when it comes to road and street design in Galway.

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