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CROWDS DOWN SLIGHTLY BUT TOTE BETTING UP AT GALWAY PLATE DAY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 02-Aug-2012

The unseasonal weather didn’t deter too many people at Ballybrit yesterday where the crowd of just over 18 thousand was just a thousand down on last year

The smaller crowd did however spend more on the tote, although it would seem to have been at the cost of the bookmakers

The tote turnover of just over 930 thousand was 90 thousand up on last year while the bookies spend of one point five million was 450 thousand down on Plate Day last year

The new look Galway Plate, sponsored by Tote was won by JP McManus whose horse ‘Bob Lingo’ took the feature race of the day at 16 to 1

The prize was presented to JP’s wife Noreen by the designer NCAD student Matthew Lynch and All Star Galway hurler Joe Canning

Today there will be equal focus on fields and fashion

The feature race the Guinness Galway hurdle is the richest national hunt race to be run in Ireland this year with a prize fund of 260 thousand

euros

The style stakes will be high with a prize fund of 20 thousand euro for the Anthony Ryan’s Ladies Day Best Dressed and Best Hat competitions

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison joins the judging panel

 

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Visiting restrictions lifted at UHG following vomiting bug outbreak

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Visiting restrictions have been lifted at University Hospital Galway following an outbreak of the winter vomiting virus.

The restrictions had been in place on impacted wards since April 22nd.

Ann Cosgrove, General Manager at Galway University Hospitals says visiting restrictions are now being lifted as the outbreak is considered to be over.

However she warns that there are signs that the Winter Vomiting Virus is still active in the community.

 

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Two men before courts over county grow houses

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

Two Asian men have appeared in court for sentence in connection with the discovery of cannabis "grow houses" in Tuam and Loughrea last year.

They appeared before Galway Circuit court.

Vietnamese national, 48 year old Hai Fam pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Court to the possession and cultivation of 189 cannabis plants worth €151,000 at a dormer bungalow at Raheen Oughter, Loughrea on August 28 last year.

In a separate case, Malaysian national, 34 year old Lim Chun Wan, pleaded guilty to the cultivation of 360 cannabis plants worth €288,000 at another rurally located house at Riverview, Corbally, Tuam on June 2 last year.

Judge Rory McCabe said an appropriate sentence in Hai Fam’s case was five years.

He put a stay on the order until next Wednesday to give the accused time to prove his travel arrangements.

He sentenced Lim Chun Wan to seven years in prison, given the greater value of plants found in his care.

He directed the remainder of the men’s sentences be suspended on their leaving this jurisdiction and warned them that if they ever returned to Ireland they would serve the balance of their sentence.

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City arthouse cinema granted 200 thousand euro

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 14-May-2013

Galway City Council has agreed to provide 200 thousand euro in funding to the Art House cinema project.

It’s being termed as a final allocation, to be donated over four years, and is subject to the project securing further finance from the Western Development Commission.

The decision was made at last evening’s city council meeting where representatives of Solas explained how they are attempting to bridge a shortfall in funding to bring the building to completion.

The City Council acquired the site for the Art House Cinema on Merchants Road at a cost of 1.8 million euro, and donated it by way of long term lease.

Construction has been plagued with difficulties, however it’s now hoped the building will be completed this Autumn, and could be open by early 2014.

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