Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.
Call for direct donations to city charity shops
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.
It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.
However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.
Man pleads guilty to city robbery after 8 years
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A 41-year-old Galway man has pleaded guilty to the robbery of cash from a city shop eight years ago.
Joe Walsh, of 15 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of €2,800 cash from the Mace shop on Shantalla Road, on July 29, 2005.
The facts were admitted in a second charge of causing criminal damage in the shop on the same date.
Judge Rory McCabe directed the preparation of a probation report and adjourned sentencing to October 15.
Father of Leah Feeney urges action on rossaveal road
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The father of a teenager who died after she was hit by a car in Rossaveal is appealing to the county council to install a footpath at that location.
Liam Feeney was among hundreds of people who gathered for a demonstration along the Pier road yesterday afternoon.
His daughter, 15 year old Leah was fatally injured when she was hit by a car while out walking with a friend on Wednesday evening the 1st of May.
The community is now calling for a footpath to be constructed along the road where many people have been seriously injured over the years.
Speaking to Galway bay fm reporter Michael Joyce at the protest, Liam Feeney says locals want nothing fancy just a footpath about a metre wide