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CRAUGHWELL FARMER HAS ANIMAL CRUELTY FINES REDUCED

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 05-Oct-2011

A Craughwell farmer has been given a suspended 18-month sentence and fined 5 thousand euro and for cruelty and neglect of animals.

42 year old P. J. Shiel, from Loughile, Craughwell, was successful yesterday in his appeal to the Circuit Court.

The appeal was against the severity of fines totalling 35 thousand euro along with two, three-month prison sentences which were imposed on him at Athenry District Court earlier this year.

P.J Shiel had pleaded guilty to 35 offences relating to animal cruelty at his farm in Craughwell and at rented lands near Clarenbridge in March and April of 2010.

Defence barrister, Conal McCarthy said his client was now working with his local vet, and with the Department officials to set things right.

Hearing Shiel was now working to improve animal welfare on his farm, Judge Tony Hunt said no purpose would be served by jailing him.

He slashed the fines from €35,000 to €5,000 but increased the prison sentence from six months to eighteen months.

He then suspended the sentence on condition Shiel has his animals inspected on a monthly basis for the next two years.

 

 

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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