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CALL FOR PRIVATE TENANCIES BOARD OFFICE IN GALWAY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 14-May-2008

Residents of a city housing estate have called for immediate action to be taken to end ongoing anti-social behaviour in the area.

A number of residents from Cnoc an Oirr attended last nights public meeting of the Joint policing committee in the Meryick hotel.

The event was organised as a public forum for questions on matters affecting policing in the city and was attended by to senior members of the city council and the gardai

Cnoc an Oirr residents believe the problem lies with landlords who are renting houses to anti-social tenants

They want the Gardai to consider charging landlords for call-outs to incidents of anti-social behaviour in homes owned by them.

City council director of services for housing Joe O Neill was also asked to investigate if an office of the private residential tenancies board can be de-centralised to Galway.

The board has been set up to take complaints and provide information and policy advice on the private rented sector.

Ann Mc Donagh says an office of PRTB in Galway would help ease the backlog of complaints

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Judge adjourns Connemara assault case

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

 

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