Date Published: 09-Apr-2008
A 19 year-old Corrundulla man has been jailed for a year for dangerous driving and put off the road for eight years at Galway Circuit Criminal Court.
Alan Harte of Cluide, Corrundulla, had previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to a front female passenger of his car on the 18th of November 2006.
Garda Daragh Brown told Galway Circuit Criminal Court that he was called to the scene of a crash on a narrow road going towards Tuam at 4am on the 18th of November 2006.
He concluded the driver of the Opel Vectra, the then-18-year-old Alan Harte, was intoxicated and arrested him.
The female front passenger of the car sustained a dislocated left elbow, two fractured vertebrae, as well as serious injuries to her knee and wrist.
Con Crowley BL, defending, told Judge Raymond Groarke that the Probation services would like to see Alan Harte address his alcohol problem, preferably by in-house treatment at Merlin Park.
Passing sentence Judge Groarke said Harte’s unfortunate front seat passenger sustained injuries that are likely in the future to affect her.
Judge Groarke sentenced him to one year in prison and disqualified him from holding a driving licence for 8 years.
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.