Date Published: 21-Sep-2008
The Taoiseach’s car was recorded breaking the speed limit on one of Galway’s most dangerous stretches of road in Kilreekil earlier this week
The Irish Mail on Sunday has been using a state of the art certified police radar gun to monitor government cars
It recorded the Taoiseach’s car travelling at approximately 106 kilometres per hour in the 80 kilometre zone of the Galway to Dublin road in Kilreekil
By law, the cars of the Taoiseach and senior ministers are exempt from speeding regulations to allow cabintet members carry out urgent functions of state
However it’s been pointed out that last Monday Mr Cowen was travelling to a Fianna Fail function, not an official government engagement
Road Safety Authority chief executive Noel Brett says he has viewed the Kilreekil footage, and other footage involving government cars travelling at excessive speed
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.