Date Published: 14-Jun-2012
Members of Tuam Town Council and the local business community are set to meet with Jobs Minister, Richard Bruton, to discuss the unemployment situation in the town.
This follows a proposal at a previous meeting by Councillor Sally-Anne Flanagan.
Councillor Larry Bane told the meeting that in his opinion the I.D.A had done nothing for Tuam and wondered how many times they had brought potential employers to see the unoccupied business park in the town.
Councillor Pat O’ Hora supported the call for a deputation saying that the I.D.A. annoyed him as they never pushed Tuam which had the best educated young people in the country, he believed.
Galway East TD, Paul Connaughton jnr., informed members of Tuam Town Council that he had organised a deputation to meet with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, within the next few weeks.
While, Deputy Micheál Kitt, said that unemployment figures showed that there were over 2,000 people in the Tuam area who were out of work and this was bigger than in any other town in the county.
Mr. Frank Gilmore, Director of Services said that Tuam had been the recipient of a €30 million investment in water and sewerage and soon would have high speed broadband and improved accessibility when the Gort to Tuam motorway was built and this improved infrastructure will be very attractive for major employers.
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.