Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has gone on trial charged with assaulting another man with a glass in an unprovoked attack near Eyre Square, which has left the victim with permanent facial scarring.
24 year old Shannon Walsh, with an address at Lus Leana, Headford Road denies assaulting a 27-year-old Knocknacarra man, causing him harm at Frenchville Lane, near Ceannt Station, in the early hours of Christmas Eve, 2010.
The victim told the jury at Galway Circuit Criminal Court he and his younger sister had been in Coyote’s in Forster Street but following an incident there, security staff asked everyone to leave.
He and his sister were walking up Frenchville Lane and were just approaching the corner at Fox’s pub, when he was suddenly “glassed” in the face.
The victim told the jury “I just remember a bang on my face. I had to have surgery on Christmas Eve and I received 50 stitches. I’m on a list for plastic surgery but I’ll haves scars for the rest of my life”.
The victim’s sister said she knew Walsh for years through a mutual friend and she said she saw him carry out the assault.
Walsh denied being involved in the assault. He said the victim’s sister had mistakenly identified him.
The trial is continuing.
Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.
4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.
The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill
Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.
Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.
The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.
As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.
Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.