Date Published: 20-Nov-2007
A bench warrant has been issued for a Castlegar man who failed to appear before the court yesterday to face charges of several motoring offences.
James Lynch, Two-Mile-Ditch, Castlegar, made the headlines following his appearance before last week’s court
His antics prompted Judge Mary Fahy to comment that the courtroom would need a revolving door to cater for his actions
On that occasion last week James Lynch had spent half the day going in and out of the courtroom telling friends when their cases were called and yet, when it came to his turn he was not present in the courtroom
Judge Mary Fahy remarked that he was “the biggest messer”, who seemed to be haunting the place at times when he was not actually required to be in court himself.
When Lynch finally showed up, the judge adjourned the matter to yesterday’s court sitting.
When Lynch’s name was called yesterday he was nowhere to be seen
He faced many charges involving several counts of dangerous driving, drunken driving and Pubic Order offences in prosecutions brought by three Gardai.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.