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Ballygar man remanded in custody over Garda station fire

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A 23-year-old Ballygar man who set fire to his local Garda station has been given a taste of prison life prior to sentence next month.

Jason Mongan, of 2 Cloonlyon, Ballygar, brought a piece of his duvet cover with him from home when he went to burn down Ballygar Garda Station on the evening of June 19, last year.

Mongan broke the front window, lit the piece of duvet he had brought with him and threw it into the front office of the Garda Station which was unmanned at the time.

Sergeant Marie Hession told Galway Circuit Criminal Court the ensuing fire caused €10,000 worth of damage.

Mongan, who was accompanied in court by his bride of two months, pleaded guilty to arson, to making threats to kill two eye witnesses and a Garda and to damaging the property.

Mr Justice Raymond accepted Mongan had serious abandonment issues but that was no excuse for his behaviour which could have cost lives that night.

Remanding him in custody until November 19 for sentence, he said he hoped a taste of prison life might help Mongan co-operate with the probation service and prove to the court that he no longer posed a high risk of committing further crime.

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Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy to receive the Pallium from the Primate of All-Ireland this afternoon

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The Pallium that Archbishop Duffy will recieve this afternoon.

In what is a historical first, the Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy will receive the Pallium as part of a Investiture Mass that will take place in Tuam Cathedral at 3pm this afternoon.

The Pallium is a woollen liturgical vestment worn only worn by Archbishops, Cardinals and Popes and will symbolise the fact that he is the Metropolitan Bishop of Connacht.

Usually newly appointed Archbishops receive the Pallium from the Pope on the feast of Sts Peter and Paul. However, Pope Francis wants the ceremony to be at a diocesan and metropolitan celebration, so Archbishop Duffy will formally receive the Pallium from the Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin.

Present at the mass will be the bishops of the Connacht province, the priests and religious of Tuam Archdiocese and representatives from the 56 parishes of the Archdiocese.

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Mixed luck for Galway Golf Clubs in All-Ireland Inter Club Finals

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There was mixed luck for Galway’s golf’s clubs this afternoon in the All-Ireland Inter Club Finals held in Athlone.

Portumna had to give second best to Warrenpoint in the All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes Final in the morning losing 3.5 to 1.5 with their win coming from Alan Page and Ann Hynes who were 3&2 winners over Shane McMahon and Brenda Hughes.

It was the same for Bearna who were beaten 3.5 to 1.5 by East Cork in the Revive Active Women’s Four Ball Semi-Final. Their sole win coming from Ciara Lynagh and Ailis McDermott who beat Lillian Harrington and Orla Evans by one hole.

There was better news for Connemara Isles however who have qualified for the Men’s Four Ball All-Ireland Final after beating Mahon Golf Club 3-2.  Stiofáin (John) Mac Donnacha and Gearoid Willie O’Faharta were 3&2 winners over Paul Sexton and Sean Hosford, Joe Walsh and Seosamh O’Cualain beat Peadar Deegan and David Lane 4&3 and in the final match, Peter Mannion and Nollaig O’Tighearnaigh beat David O’Mahony and Tom Hickey 2&1.

They will face Newbridge or Killarney in the final tomorrow.

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Local TD says breaches of ethics in planning is destroying public trust

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Local TD Mairead Farrell says repeated breaches of ethics in our planning system is seriously damaging public trust.

Speaking in the Dáil, she asked how we can still be asking the same questions years after the infamous Mahon Tribunal on planning corruption.

Deputy Farell was contributing to a discussion on recent controversies at An Bord Pleanala.

The Sinn Fein TD asked how we can expect communities to have faith in our planning system in light of what’s going on.

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