Wednesday 21 February 2018

Garda crackdown

GARDAI at Salthill in Galway have warned of a clampdown on anti-social behaviour after the good weather saw a spike in incidents.

Officers dealt with 16 incidents between 6.30pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday as thousands of people rushed to the prom and park to enjoy the sunshine.

A number of the incidents were rows that broke out among groups in Salthill Park. Officers who attempted to intervene were assaulted. Gardai said charges would follow.


THE INMO is to meet with the chief executive of Westdoc today over the lay-off of 15 nurses.

Westdoc laid off the nursing staff in March after the INMO's insurer withdrew personal liability cover for them.

INMO representatives will meet with CEO of Westdoc Brian O'Keeffe.

The union says the nurses have been unable to get cover elsewhere for a reasonable cost. The out-of-hours service is available for 180,000 people in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.


MINOR damage was caused to a popular Galway hotel basement in a fire.

Two tenders from the Galway Fire Brigade attended the Spanish Arch hotel in Galway city after a blaze broke out at 6.30am yesterday.

It is believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault and ignited in the basement of the hotel. Only minor damage was caused as a result of the fire.


UNIVERSITY College Cork (UCC) has gone online in a bid to deal with their student queries.

The college will host a special online question-and-answer session on Tuesday to cope with the large number of students unable to travel to attend special admission open days. UCC will have an expert admissions panel available for the online question-and-answer session from 4pm-5pm, which will cater for students worldwide.


THE future of regional Irish towns will be debated at a special conference organised by the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI).

The event, which takes place in Mallow, Co Cork, today, will be opened by Research Minister Sean Sherlock and will focus on the regeneration of Irish towns.

The conference aims to bring together key stakeholders and local communities to investigate a strategic approach for the regeneration and development of Irish towns. into the future.

Irish Independent

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