Date Published: 17-May-2011
BY FRANK FARRAGHER
A 36-years-old mother of three young children was killed instantly yesterday morning after the car she was driving was in collision with a bus on the old Dublin Road.
The accident occurred at around 10.30am when the woman’s car was in collision with a bus travelling towards Galway City on the Coast Road leading to Oranmore – another car was also involved in the collision but the female driver of that vehicle escaped injury.
It is understood that there were about 30 passengers on the bus – one of them was taken to University Hospital Galway as a precautionary measure.
Gardaí, Fire Brigade personnel and ambulances arrived at the scene shortly after the accident occurred – cutting equipment was used to free the woman from the car but she was pronounced dead on arrival to UHG. There were no passengers in the car.
The road was closed for technical examination until around 6pm yesterday with diversions put in place. The dead woman was named locally last night as Dympna Folan (nee Kenny) who was originally from Eyrecourt but living in Mervue.
Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the accident to contact them at Galway Garda Station, Mill Street, at (091) 538000.
Meanwhile in a separate accident at Corrandulla on Sunday morning, a 23-years-old woman from the city suffered head injuries after her car went of control and collided with the roadside embankment.
The single vehicle accident occurred at around 3.30am on Sunday in Ballydonnellan on the main Galway to Headford Road – the woman was removed to UHG before later being transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
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.