Date Published: 20-Apr-2011
An unsavoury sensation – fortunately of a kind that is of rare occurrence in this country – occurred in Tuam this week, when the dead body of a newly born infant was found in a back yard at The Mall, Tuam. The police pursued investigations, and the result of which a young unmarried girl was placed under arrest.
Official intelligence has been given of the completion of the very extensive St. George Estate, situate in the counties of Galway and Roscommon. The prices has been arranged for some time back, but the sale was not effected in consequence of a dispute over extensive grass lands, tenanted and untenanted, which remained at issue.
At Galway Petty Sessions, Martin Ward was charged with being drunk and disorderly. The prosecuting constable said Ward got three months’ hard labour on a former occasion for assaulting the police and was only three weeks out of jail. He defied the constable to arrest him, but with the assistance of another constable, he brought him to the barracks. He was fined 10s or fourteen days.
Bryan Fitzpatrick, who was described as a ‘returned Yank’, was charged with being drunk on Mainguard Street. It was stated that the defendant was for a time in the Asylum and was sent back from America where, he stated himself, he was not a success. Defendant promised to take the pledge, and the case was adjourned to enable him to produce the pledge certificate.
On Tuesday morning, Loughrea was visited by one of the most severe snowstorms experienced for some time. There was a continuous fall throughout the day, covering the ground with snow more than three inches in depth. Traffic was considerably impeded and agricultural work now in full swing in the district had to be abandoned. Pedestrians were also hampered getting to and from their business. Livestock, particularly young lambs, are suffering from the increase in cold. Fear is entertained for animals in the mountainous district.
Gardaí in Clifden and throughout Connemara have been busy during the past week distributing forms for the coming Census on Sunday next. In no part of the country have the duties been so arduous as in Connemara where long miles of wild mountain county have to be covered often to reach one house. All the men have taken a cheerful interest in the work and they are not dismayed at the prospect of the miles to be covered during the coming weeks when the forms will have to be collected.
Families burnt out
A fire, which burned two families out of a house at the Mall, Tuam, broke out on Wednesday night. The two families were safely removed, some of the children having to be taken from their beds. Most of the furniture was saved, but the house after burning for over four hours, was totally destroyed, and the roof, which was a thatched one, fell in.
The outbreak was noticed about 11pm. Gardai under Supt. P. Cronin and Sergt. Reynolds, were on the scene in a few minutes and got the town hose into action. They were assisted by civilians, and they took steps to see that the adjoining houses, which are slated were safely cut off.
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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.