Date Published: 14-Jul-2008
Yet another city council meeting has had to be adjourned due to unruly behaviour
Mayor Padraig Conneely proposed expelling Cllr Daniel Callanan from the chamber this evening when the Independent member made repeated and loud calls for the clamping saga to be dealt with
Cllr Callanan said the matter, which involves allegations that some councillors had their fines waved, has been ongoing since April and he wants answers
However the Mayor had announced he was going to a presentation on webcasting the city council meeting and Cllr Callanan kept saying no you won’t, I want the clamping issue dealt with
The Mayor’s proposal to expel him was carried by a majority vote but Padraig Conneely was forced to adjourn the meeting when Cllr Callanan refused to leave the chamber
The meeting was briefly re-convened to hear the presentation on webcasting as councillors felt it was unfair to IT consultant Keith Young to bring him back again in September from England
However as soon as the presentation finished Mayor Conneely stuck to his decision and the meeting remains adjourned until Friday
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.