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Jail for man who threatened to kill neighbour

A 46-year-old man terrorised a former friend and neighbour, threatening to kill her and her family by burning their house down. Darren McKeown, with addresses at 37 Bóthar Waithman, Ballybane, and formerly Leas an Coille...
Corofin joint captains Ciarán McGrath and Micheál Lundy lift the Andy Merrigan Cup after routing Nemo Rangers in the All-Ireland Club football final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Man ‘sick’ of people putting photos of him on the internet

A man who is “sick” of people putting images of him on the internet, has admitted slapping a woman’s mobile phone out of her hand because he believed she was taking a picture of...

Galway aviation investor tops local Seanad register of interests

Spiddal-based Pádraig Ó Céidigh tops the list of Galway senators’ business interests, with a portfolio of shares and directorships in aviation and transport companies and nursing homes. According to the newly-published Seanad Register of Interests...

End of the road for inner relief route in Tuam

An inner relief road long mooted for Tuam has now been deemed surplus to requirements – in light of the infrastructure that was provided around the town late last year. But the Cathaoirleach of Tuam...

Filling station and drive thrus plan refused for Loughrea

Galway County Council has refused planning permission for a filling station and two drive-thru restaurants adjacent to the carpark of Loughrea Shopping Centre. There was strong local opposition to the plans, with almost 40 local...

Tuam publican vows to stay closed on Good Friday

A leading publican in North Galway is to keep his doors firmly shut this Good Friday – despite the change in the licensing laws allowing bars to open for the first time. Tuam publican Brian...


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