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.
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County planners back Renville sports facility after second bid to bring amenity to Oranmore
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Permission has been secured to build a major sports facility at Renville West in Oranmore.
The project has received the green light from county planners, after a second bid to bring the amenity to Oranmore, led by Renville Sports Project Committee.
The plan would involve a looped amenity walkway throughout the site and connectivity to the existing amenity walkways at Rinville Park and also a public playground area.
It provides for three grassed playing pitches, one all weather synthetic playing pitch and three warm up or training areas as well as site lighting.
There will also be a covered terrace, a single storey toilet block and a hurling wall.
Under the plan, car parking is provided for up to 234 vehicles as well as six coach spaces and 184 bicycle parking spaces.
There will also be changes to provide vehicular and pedestrian access onto a local road, to the south of the site, to serve the proposed development and to provide for revised access to serve the existing public car parks.
County planners have given the project their backing with 14 conditions attached.
One states the the use of the all weather pitch is not to extend beyond 10pm.
The use of floodlights is restricted to from 9am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and from 9am to 9pm on Sundays and public holidays.
The Tureen stream is also to be fenced off from the site works.
In June 2020, An Bord Pleanála refused a former application for the development due to concerns over traffic hazard issues.