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UDARAS TO HOLD ON TO EMPLOYMENT CREATION BRIEF

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 03-Jun-2011

Údarás na Gaeltachta is to hold on to its employment creation brief.

There had been speculation earlier that its jobs remit would be moved to the Department of Enterprise some time next year.

This followed a meeting held about the future of Udaras this morning.

In a statement this evening Údarás welcomed the decision to develop a new mechanism which will formalise existing co-operations between the Údarás and other enterprise development agencies to attract investment and creating employment in the Gaeltacht.

While Udaras itself has welcomed some aspects of today’s announcement Irish language promotion body Conradh na Gaeilge says many questions remain unanswered about the future of the development authority.

Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha, National Organiser for Conradh na Gaeilge says they seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister of State Dinny McGinley.

One of the major changes announced is that the board of Udaras na Gaeltachta is to be scrapped in its current form with members to be directly elected by the Gaeltacht Minister.

Former Gaeltacht Minister and Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv says the scrapping of the board is undemocratic.

 

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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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