Date Published: 09-Jul-2007
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern says he regrets that Galway’s water crisis isn’t fully resolved but he hopes that it will be soon.
Mr Ahern was speaking in Galway this afternoon at the official opening of the 22 million euro Killanin Stand at Ballybrit Racecourse
A water filter system costing 150,000 euro has been installed at the Racecourse so that racegoers can drink from the tap at the Races in 3 weeks time.
Today it was announced by the Health Service Executive that the boil water notice won’t be lifted in the city or in Barna and Moycullen for another few weeks
However it has now been lifted in county areas west of the city including Tuam, Claregalway, Athenry and Oranmore, where 20,000 households are served by the now fully upgraded Luimnagh plant
Mr Ahern says he hopes the water situation will be resolved shortly as the public has been greatly inconvenienced.
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.