Date Published: 11-Sep-2008
The Irish economy is at a crossroads and decisions made over the coming weeks in the Partnership Talks and the Budget will determine whether Ireland can fight rising unemployment and still attract investment
That’s according to IBEC West Regional Director, John Brennan, who is making a hard hitting statement to business people in Galway this afternoon
Mr Brennan says it’s time to wake up to reality with 2,000 jobs lost in the Western region between January and August 2008
He says this shows that the game has changed and we must come to terms with the harsh reality that the world does not owe us a living, nor will it provide us with one, if we are not prepared go out and earn it in a much more competitive environment than before.
Expressing concern over the dramatic decline in the public finances the business chief says any business faced with a similar sharp fall in revenue would immediately seek cost containment measures, and so must the Government
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.