Date Published: 14-Jun-2012
The book of evidence has been served in the case of a woman charged with the theft of thousands of euro from a city saddlery company on dates between 2009 and 2011.
42 year old Fiona Whyte of Shrule Grove, Shrule was sent forward for trial when she appeared before Galway District Court.
Fiona Whyte faces 42 charges relating to the forgery of cheques ranging from 600 euro to 2 thousand 150 from Olympic Saddlery in Briarhill Business Park between 2009 and 2011.
The mature student is also charged with 40 counts of stealing between 500 and 2 thousand euro in cash from the company during the same period.
Inspector Sean Glynn said the DPP directed that the defendant be sent forward for trial to the next sittings of Galway Circuit Criminal Court.
Judge Aenaes McCarthy then gave Whyte an alibi warning and fixed bail at the defendant’s own bond of 500 euro.
She will appear before Galway Circuit Criminal Court on 10th July when a date will be set for trial.
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.