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WATER TANKERS FOR WESTERN SUBURBS FROM 6.30

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 27-Mar-2008

Water tankers are now available for householders and businesses across the western side of the city who have been without water since Wednesday

Galway city council has been so far unable to find the source of the leak causing water supplies to be shut down west of Bishop O’Donnell Road out as far as and including Barna and Moycullen

The problem concerns an as yet unidentified leak in a mains pipe supplying Tonabrocky reservoir from the Terryland Waterworks.

City and county council officials are asking the public to conserve and minimise water use until they find the leak, with fresh efforts to find it getting underway again this morning [fri]

As an interim measure the local authorities last evening [thurs mar 27] set up stationary water tanks at five locations

Members of the public can bring containers to these locations and draw water for use in their homes.

The tanks are located at:

· An Fuarán Carpark, Moycullen
· Woodstock (near Maddens)
· Clooniffe Road near Junction with N59
· Paddy’s Cross, near Barna Golf Club and
. Drum Road.

The authorities say that as a precautionary measure, water collected from these tankers should be boiled before drinking, brushing teeth, or using for food preparation

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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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