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A solution to the dispute fhich h a s ' closed'' St. Gary's College for the tast six weeks is expected mminently. D u e to the Iramatic intervention of arents the impasse, which larents the impasse, rhich has threatened even he future of the school tself has been broken. A ipecial parent c o m m i t t e e :ad by Mr. Padraig O' irady and Mrs. Breda I'Sullivan have been negitiating between the acher's Union (A.S.T.I.) id the School Manage m e n t since last Tuesday. Their longest session with the A.S.T.I. Executive w a s f r o m 8 p . m . on Tuesday until 2.30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Parents were spurred to action when it b e c a m e clear that there was little hope of a solution to the school shut-down which A.S.T.L imposed when a lay-teacher w a s dismissed. Although clerical staff continued examination classes all other classes were stopped. Parents concerned that the strike would drag on indefinitely seriously hindering their children's education. Last Friday evening over 100 parents attended a m e e t ing in the Warwick Hotel where it was unanimously decided to intervene in the strike. On Monday a telegram was sent to the Minister for Education demanding that he takes i m m e d i a t e action to bring about a settlement. On Tuesday morning the parents' c o m m i t t e e m e t the Board of Gover nors of St. Mary's and i m pressed on them that they would be failing in their duty as parents if they did not intervene at this stage. They said they were frustrated and angry at the delay to reach a settle ment. Then began the m a m m o t h session with A.S.T.I. O n Wednesday a possible solution was reached and by the after noon solicitors were con sidering its legal i m p l i c a tions. If both sides agree to the solution A.S.T.I. will vote for acceptance or turn it down. mously rejected by those who had returned to work on Mr. O'Caflaghan's dis closure that a majority vote in favour of returning to work would not alter the situation and that strike action would con tinue. If we were agreeable to a vote with majority ruling, then why not Mr. O'Callaghan. We regret the hardship this strike has caused to any worker or his family and especially to those who' are still bearing the burden of their action and we urge all employees to return to work so that we can attempt to resolve this situation. Islanders on Inishmore had a busy day last Sun day when the Taoiseach, Mr. Liam Cosgrave, T.D., arrived on the largest Aran Island to attend Mass. The Taoiseach's visit was part of his coastal tour on board the L.E. Deirdre and he was wel comed to Aran by the Minister for the Gaeltacht T o m O'Donnell and Aid. Fintan Coogan, T.D., Mayor of Galway. The Taoiseach read the lesson at nine o'clock Mass, made a brief tour of the Island and continued on his way to Kerry. The Minister for the Gaeltacht used the occas ion to announce that from next September the Voca tional School at Kilronan would accommodate Leaving Certificate stud ents. This was very wel c o m e news for the island ers who for many years saw their older school students having to leave their Island home in order to study for the Leaving Certificate on the m a i n land. Our picture shows Island ers Mairtin O Caidhin, Colie Mac Giolla Phadraic and Brian Mac Giolla Phadraic welcoming the Taoiseach.

Massive Entry for Community Games
198 teams, involving over 5,000 young people, with about the same n u m ber again competing for places is the quite stag gering attraction of Gal way's Community Games. County Secretary and National Chairman, Mr. Willie Walsh, said that out o f a total of 52 areas in the City and County there were 198 teams was 33 areas and it was expected that all areas would be represented in athletics. Speaking at a reception last night, where the draws for team events were an nounced, he congratulated Shantalla on entering the greatest number of t e a m events. 14 in aU. He wel comed Cill Ronan, Aran Gaelic Football team, for their first entry in the team events. Altogether there are 25 Gaelic Foot ball teams and 18 Hurling and Soccer teams. Mr. Walsh said, "when one thinks of Community Games, one thinks of oc cupying the leisure time of children, but equally important is involvement. Involving children in sport and involving parents with their children and their Community. In Galway we can safely say we have Involvement ! " Two further trophies were presented on Wed nesday night: the Ireland West trophy for the parade of competitors, and a Soc cer trophy from the Gal way Irish Soccer Referees Society. Mrs. Catherine Cun ningham, County Chair man, thanked all the don ers of trophies, the many people who gave their time to help make the games such a success. She paid particular tribute to the Galway Shopping Cen tre who are sponsoring the event. First round of the team events begins on June 7 t h .

Holiday Week-end
Due to the holiday weekend the Galway Advertiser office will be closed all day Monday, 2 n d June. Deadline for receipt of copy will be Tuesday, 6 p.m. but guaranteed positions cannot be given unless copy is with us by Friday, 30th May, at 6 p.m.

Civic Recption for Hurling Team
A Civic Reception is planned for the victorious Galway Hurling Team on Saturday evening next, May 31st. The team will arrive at Bohermore traffic lights at 9 p.m. and will be escorted by the local bands to Eyre Square where the Mayor, Aid. Fintan Coogan, T.D., will read an address of Wel come. A huge turnout of s u p porters is expected. After wards the team will be guests of Alderman Coog an at Flannery's Motor Hotel.

Plea to return to work at Crown
|The seven week old disIte at Crown Controls Intinues with over half

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the work force back at work while the rest remain on strike. Yesterday those at work who have formed their own union, appealed to all employees to return to work so that an attempt can be m a d e to resolve the deadlock. A statement from the new union (Galway Branch of A.U.E.W.) says that their grievance is that they had no vote to strike action which took place on 15th April. "We deplore this disre gard of our democratic rights and while we agree that workers have the right to withdraw their labour, w e also maintain

that workers have the right to work. A representative group from the m e m b e r s attend ed the meeting between acting A.U.E.W. Eire Or ganiser, Mr. F. O'Callaghan, officers from D u b lin District; Mr. Coyne, Labour Court C o n c i l i a tion Officer and manage ment on Friday, 23 May. A meeting of all workers of Crown Controls Ltd. was arranged by Mr. O'Callaghan, subject to the approval of the m a j ority who had returned to work. This meeting to take place on Tuesday, 27 May, in Galway. The meeting was unani

Galway's Future
Mr. Seamus Keating, Galway County Manager, will address the Chamber of Commerce and Indus try at a lunch in the Great Southern Hotel next Tues day, 3 r d June. The theme of the talk will be "Future Development in Galway City and County."

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