Date Published: 30-Mar-2012
There were nearly twenty-two thousand empty homes in Galway on Census night last year.
Figures released by the Central Statistics Office yesterday show that there were twenty-one thousand, nine hundred and three empty homes across Galway city and county when census forms were being filled by the nation.
There were nearly five and a half thousand empty homes in the city area, with sixteen and a half thousand were empty across the rest of the county.
Of these, the residents of three thousand and eighty two homes across city and county were temporarily absent on the night; three thousand, four hundred and fifty seven were classified as holiday homes; while there were fifteen thousand, three hundred and sixty four vacant houses and flats.
There were twelve thousand, two hundred and four vacant houses in the county, and one thousand, eight hundred and eighty seven in the city; while there were one thousand, four hundred and seventy-five empty flats in the county and one thousand, six hundred and eighty five vacant flats in Galway city.
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.