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TWO DEAD AND TWO CRITICAL AFTER INVERIN PLANE CRASH

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 05-Jul-2007

The Air Accident Investigation team has carried out a preliminary inspection of the site of this afternoon’s plane crash in Inverin which claimed the lives of two men and has left two others in a critical condition

Eight Irish businessmen, most of whom are from the Connemara and Galway area, and the pilot made up the nine people on board the Cessna light aircraft

It’s understood that one of the two dead men is from Galway while at least one of the two men who are critical is also thought to be from Galway

The remaining five passengers have serious injuries and are still being assessed at University College Hospital Galway

The men had been on a business trip to the Aran Islands and the plane was at the end of the 6 minute journey between Inis Meain and Inverin airport when it overshot the runway and nose dived just after 3pm

It’s understood the businessmen were interested in buying the Cessna Caravan aircraft and used today’s business trip about the new Clifden airport as a trial run

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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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