Court hears claims Dana’s family were targeting her
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A court in England has heard claims that some of Claregalway resident, Dana Rosemary Scallon’s, family were out to derail her presidential election campaign.
Harrow Crown Court is hearing evidence in the trial of Dana’s brother, John Brown, who’s accused of indecent assault in the 1970s.
Earlier in the trial, the court heard claims that Dana had told a mother of an alleged victim that he was ‘cured’ after visiting a priest.
According to today’s Irish Independent, Harrow Crown Court has heard evidence from Dana’s other brother Robert Brown who says he learned of the allegations against John Browne in 2003.
He told the court he advised his brother to deny the claims and go to America, otherwise it would ruin the family’s reputation and Dana’s election campaign.
Defence Counsel for John Browne, Martin Bowyer, suggested that Robert Browne wanted the story to come out and had contacted a journalist with the Irish Independent about it.
Mr Bowyer suggested that Robert Brown and Dana’s other sibling, Ellen Bradley were targeting Dana in a row over the inheritance of their mother’s house.
John Browne is accused of 5 counts of indecent assault against two girls in the 1970s.
The hearing continues today.
Open farmer clinic to take place in Oranmore on new BISS scheme
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local farmers are invited to attend an open clinic in Oranmore next week on the new BISS scheme.
The Department of Agriculture is hosting a number of information sessions nationwide to answer questions on the Basic Income Support for Sustainability schemes.
The Galway event will be held at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel on Tuesday from 10AM-16PM – and no registration is needed.
Carmel Tobin, with the Direct Payments Unit at the Department of Agriculture, explains the importance of the event:
O’ Cuiv calls for new Government strategy to tackle “scourge” of cocaine
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway West TD Eamon O’ Cuiv is calling for a new Government strategy, to tackle the “scourge” of cocaine in this country.
He said a new UN report shows Ireland is the fourth highest consumer of cocaine in the world per capita.
He outlined how only the Netherlands, Australia and Spain, reported higher levels of use.
Deputy O’ Cuiv argues there’s a clear need for a new strategy at national level:
Athenry, Aughnanure, and Portumna Castles reopen for summer season
Athenry, Portumna and Aughnanure Castles are reopening to visitors for the summer.
The OPW is encouraging people to “Step into our Story” and pay a visit to these heritage sites.
Other OPW sites are also welcoming visitors, such as Dún Aonhgasa, and Pearse’s Cottage at Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara
To celebrate the early summer opening, people can enjoy free admission on the first Wednesday of every month throughout summer.