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TWO PEPPER SPRAY ATTACKS IN CITY WERE LINKED

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 21-Jan-2008

Gardai have confirmed they believe two suspected pepper spray incidents in the city are linked.

Up 560 people were evacuated from the Eye Cinema in the city shortly after 10 o’clock after cinema-goers were affected by what Gardai believe was pepper spray.

Gardai later arrested a youth in Salthill after being called out to a second incident with a pepper spray cannister.

Gardaí from Mill Street and the Galway Fire Brigade were called to the nine-screen Eye Cinema complex in the Wellpark Retail Park at 10 past ten last night

The manager raised the alarm when cinema goers started to cough and experience dryness of the throat, typical symptoms of a pepper spray attack.

All 560 patrons and staff inside the cinema were evacuated and sent home.

Meanwhile at around 11.15pm, gardaí were called to an incident at a Salthill service station, concerning the use of a canister of pepper spray.

A 18 year old youth was arrested and held until 4.30 AM.

He was then released without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

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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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