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Claregalway man to be sentenced for sex assault

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A 32-year-old Claregalway man will be sentenced in July for sexually assaulting a woman near Salthill last year.
The man pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court to sexually assaulting the woman at Illifanamona Island, on the stretch of shoreline between Salthill and Silverstrand, on October 13, 2013.
Mr Martin Giblin SC, defending, said his client’s case had been listed for July 7 to fix a date for trial but given his plea it could now be taken out of the trial list.
He asked for sentence to be adjourned for a time as he was awaiting a psychological report on his client.
Judge Thomas O’Donnell remanded the man on continuing bail to appear before the court again on July 9 for sentence.
He directed the preparation of a victim impact statement for that date also and granted both the defence and prosecution teams liberty to re-enter the matter if they wanted to change the sentence date before July.
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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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