Ballinasloe woman and stepson resolve dispute over lotto win
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A dispute between a Ballinasloe woman and her stepson over a €3.3 million winning lottery ticket has been resolved, the Court of Appeal has heard.
Mr Justice Richard Humphreys last year ruled that 67 year old Mary Walsh of Persse Park had to pay David Walsh €560,000 plus his legal costs after finding her stepson was a part owner of and entitled to a one-sixth share of a winning ticket purchased in Ballinasloe, Co Galway in January 2011.
Mrs Walsh appealed that decision, which was opposed.
According to the Irish Times, Dervla Brown SC for Mr Walsh told Ms Justice Mary Irvine this week that the matter had been “resolved entirely”.
She said it was agreed that the appeal be allowed and the orders of the High Court should be vacated except for the order dismissing the defendant’s counterclaim.
It was also agreed there would be no order for costs and the plaintiff’s High Court claim would be struck out.
No other details of the settlement were in given to the court.
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Sean Canney says modular homes not magic solution to housing crisis
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Modular homes aren’t the magic solution to our housing crisis that some think it is.
That’s according to Galway East TD Sean Canney, who himself has a background in construction.
He’s told the Dáil that the sooner we stop looking at modular homes or off-site construction as a panacea to solve our problems the better.
Deputy Canney said we have far too much red tape in this country and that needs to be tackled.
Corrandulla NS wins trophy at national science competition
Galway Bay FM Newsroom-A county primary school has received a top award at a national science competition
Corrandulla National School took third place at the Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials Awards, held at University of Galway.
The START competition is a project-based annual event to encourage pupils across the country to learn about the importance of clinical trials.
Pupils at Corrandulla National School won a trophy for their investigation into the impact of mindfulness on concentration in the classroom.
Techniques such as colouring, storytelling, breathing techniques, yoga and sensory play were tested- and the children’s emotions and feeelings were captured.
They concluded that children were happier after a mindfulness break, and were less likely to fidget, misbehave or disrupt the class.
Significant step forward in plans for new pedestrian footbridge in Oughterard
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – There’s been an important step forward in long-awaited plans for a new pedestrian footbridge in Oughterard.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland has given early-stage approval for the project to proceed.
For years, locals have sought a footbridge as a solution to serious safety hazards posed to pedestrians over the narrow bridge in Oughterard.
A recent count shows there are almost 600 pedestrian crossings on any given school day, many of them the hundreds of children attending local schools.
In recent years, due to the increase in traffic, there’s also been a higher incidence rate of road traffic accidents on, or near, the bridge.
It’s been a long and winding road to secure the new footbridge, with many frustrations along the way – but there’s now some light at the end of the tunnel.
In March, Galway County Council submitted a feasibility and options report to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
TII has now given the green light for the project to move forward, with the confirmation of Gateway Approval.
Meanwhile, plans are also separately being advanced for new traffic lights and dedicated crossing times at the main bridge.