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TUAM CRASH VICTIM UNDERSTOOD TO BE BELCLARE NATIVE

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Date Published: 19-Sep-2010

THE man who died following an early morning crash near Tuam is understood to be a native of the Belclare area.

The man who died is in his 50s and he was pronounced dead at the scene following a crash along a stretch of the road between the Lidil store and the West Wing Restraunt.

The pedestrian was involved in an accident with a car at about 4.30 am.

His body was taken to University Hospital Galway for a post mortem.

The driver of the car didn’t require hospital treatment.

The stretch of the N17 near where the crash happened was closed for some hours while a forensic examination took place.

But the road reopened shortly after 11 o’clock today.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact Tuam Garda Station at 093-70840.

The name of the man who died in the Tuam crash is not being released until all his next of kin have been informed.

 

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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