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TAYLORS HILL RESIDENTS WANT ORAL HEARING ON MERCY SISTERS PLANS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 02-Oct-2008

Residents of Devon Park in the city want An Bord Pleanála to hold an oral hearing to discuss plans by the Sisters of Mercy for the St. Anne’s site at Taylors Hill.

In August, Galway City Council gave the go-ahead to the Sisters to build 120 homes, a 5 storey apartment block, a creche and parking at the site close to Lenaboy Castle.

The castle itself and its Gatelodge are protected structures and there is huge opposition to such a development on the site.

There were over 70 objections to the plans as it went through the planning process at the city council and now there are numerous appeals lodged with An Bord Pleanála

There is now a call for an oral hearing so that inspectors from the Appeals Board can hear for themselves the concerns of local residents.

Meanwhile, the Sisters of Mercy have also lodged a first party appeal in relation to the development at St. Anne’s.

They are contesting a condition imposed by the City Council stating that a Duplex unit must be left out of the development to provide more open space.

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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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