Date Published: 05-Jan-2012
A city man, charged with stealing a taxi driver’s keys and earpiece and failing to pay his fare, has been remanded on continuing bail.
Aidan Mannion with an address at 49 Durabhan, Roscam appeared before Galway District Court.
The court heard that Mannion was picked up in the city by a female driver from Big O Taxis at 7.30am on 26th May last year.
Realising he did not have enough money for his fare, he left the car, then got back in.
He then removed the keys from the ignition and threw them into the garden of a house.
Mannion is also charged with a technical assault on the female driver Angela Gallagher, by pulling a bluetooth ear piece from her face, which was never recovered.
His defence solicitor also explained that he had been unemployed at the time but has since secured a three month contract with a local multinational which he hopes will be extended.
Judge Mary Fahy refused to accept the sum of 300 euro offered in court as compensation.
She remanded Mannion on continuing bail to appear on February 1st where he was ordered to pay an additional 450 euro balance.
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.