Galway Bay fm newsroom – A student who spent three days in hospital after being bitten by a German Shepherd dog while out jogging is to receive €1400 in compensation from its owner.
26 year old Ryan Jordan of 239 Castlepark, Ballybane appeared before Galway District Court this week.
He pleaded guilty to not having proper control of the dog and to not having it muzzled when it attacked the victim while he was jogging at the pitches in Mervue around 10pm on July 25 last year.
Garda Seamus Hurley gave evidence that a friend of Jordan’s brought the student to hospital straight after the attack and gave him Jordan’s contact details.
Jordan and his mother, who were both present in court, co-operated fully in the ensuing Garda investigation.
Defence solicitor, Colin Lynch said his clients were keen dog lovers who were the responsible owners to two German Shepherds.
He said they always kept the dogs under control but on this occasion Ryan thought there was nobody else around at that hour and he let the dog off the leash to exercise it.
The Jordans brought €750 to court to offer to the victim who was not present because he was sitting exams.
Judge Mary Fahy imposed a fine in just one summons if they paid an additional €650 to the victim.
The matter was adjourned to December 9th for the balance to be paid.
Olympic Boxing Club welcomes Boxers from Ukraine for Tournament this afternoon
A team of boxers who are based in Ukraine are in Galway for a tournament that has been organised by the Olympic Boxing Club in Galway along with Smithfield Boxing Club from Dublin.
The boxers will face a select team made up of Olympic and Smithfield boxers and some invited guests and will get underway at 2.30pm following the opening ceremony at 2.
All the visiting boxers had to make their way from the war torn country and have been involved in a camp ahead of their tournaments today in Galway and next weekend in Dublin.
The tournament has been organised by John and Mike Mongan in Olympic and Igor Kamil from Smothfield, himself a Ukrainian national.
Igor explained the background to the tournament when speaking to John Mulligan:
INMO warns of a catastrophic winter as UHG records third highest number on trolleys for month of September
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are warning of a catastrophic winter ahead in our hospitals following figures released on Friday that recorded 10,515 patients on trolleys in the month of September.
This is the second worst September for overcrowding in Irish hospitals when 10,641 patients were without a bed in 2019.
University Hospital Galway recorded third highest number of patients with 1032 patients on Trolleys in September.
Only Cork University Hospital and University Hospital Limerick were higher with Limerick having the highest number in the country with 1,382.
The HSE is appealing to patients to consult a GP and consider all other options, before they attend an emergency department.
Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy to receive the Pallium from the Primate of All-Ireland this afternoon
In what is a historical first, the Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy will receive the Pallium as part of a Investiture Mass that will take place in Tuam Cathedral at 3pm this afternoon.
The Pallium is a woollen liturgical vestment worn only worn by Archbishops, Cardinals and Popes and will symbolise the fact that he is the Metropolitan Bishop of Connacht.
Usually newly appointed Archbishops receive the Pallium from the Pope on the feast of Sts Peter and Paul. However, Pope Francis wants the ceremony to be at a diocesan and metropolitan celebration, so Archbishop Duffy will formally receive the Pallium from the Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin.
Present at the mass will be the bishops of the Connacht province, the priests and religious of Tuam Archdiocese and representatives from the 56 parishes of the Archdiocese.