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Crowe takes defeat on the chin – now for the real battle

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 Michael Crowe might have lost the fight in the ring at a charity boxing event on Friday but the former Mayor of Galway is probably now the fittest candidate coming into the battle for council seats.

 Cllr Crowe was the only public representative to take part in the Galway Big Heart Fight Night white collar boxing event in the Radisson Blu Hotel.

The event raised about €30,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation and every cent of that will be spent on services and support in the  Galway/Mayo region, according to the IHF Regional Manager, Toni Burke.

Michael was philosophical after the fight, saying his opponent, a man he knew when he was a boy, was the deserving winner on the night.

“I learned a lot over the training of the past two months. I wasn’t afraid of the training having been a rower but I knew nothing about boxing. But I have now developed a healthy respect for the sport as there’s more to it than how hard and how often you punch.

“It’s as much about strategy as it is about using your fists,” said the Fianna Fáil, who fighting name on the night was The Whistleblower. His opponent was Kenneth ‘Beef Cake’ Folman.

Like the other fighters, Michael trained under Pete Foley who runs the Black Dragon Kickboxing Gym on the Tuam Road.

“It’s been an interesting two months and I admire Pete for being able to train some of us to get into better shape. We can do a lot more sit-ups now than we did when we started . . .  and it’s all for a good cause, as heart disease is one of the biggest killer diseases in Ireland,” he said.

He said the three bouts of one and a half minutes each seemed a lot longer when he was in the ring. He said he was only getting into his stride when the fight was over.

“There were a few bloody noses and black eyes – badges of honour says Pete – but neither me nor Kenneth got injured.

“Raising funds is the key part of the event and hopefully, it will also raise awareness,” he added.

Read more in today’s Connacht Sentinel

 

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Drinks set to flow again in two landmark Galway premises

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Two popular Galway pubs that had been closed are to be given a new lease of life by an extended family.

The refurbishment of the former Central Bar in Woodquay has been almost completed and new owner Michael Gilmore will open the doors this weekend – just in time for the busy Christmas season.

The pub, in recent years known as The Lough Inn, had closed during the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Mr Gilmore is a well-known publican in the city, running the Cellar Bar on Eglinton Street and Seven on Bridge Street. He also has a pub in the heart of Westport called An File.

Earlier this year his two nephews, Mark and Vinny Gilmore, bought Kelehan’s in Bushypark. They are overseeing a major overhaul on the large premises after many years behind closed doors.

Due to setbacks with building supplies, a planned opening by Christmas has now been pushed back until the spring.


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Warning to parents after Galway homes raided in child sexual abuse material investigation

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – A senior Garda, who heads up Galway’s Protective Services unit, has advised parents to ‘tune into’ the daily dangers lurking on the internet in relation to child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

Detective Inspector Peter Conlon – who confirmed that four search warrants had been issued to search residences in the city over recent weeks for CSAM – urged all parents and guardians closely monitor their children’s access to the internet.

He told the Galway City Tribune it was critical that parents did not allow their children ‘unfettered access’ to the internet given the prevalence of sexual predators – often from other jurisdictions – who were trawling the net to make contact with children.

“Children may believe that they are making contact with other children but instead it may be adults seeking to establish a relationship with them and to get pictures of them.


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“I would ask all parents to seriously and carefully consider the age at which they should give mobile phones to their children – any such decision needs to be age appropriate and where this happens it needs to be monitored closely by the parents,” said Det Insp Conlon.

He also said that parents and guardians should acquaint themselves, where practical, with the latest technologies which make it possible for them to be linked into their children’s phone or devices to monitor content and contacts at all times.

The searches in the city over the past two weeks resulted in the seizure of laptops and other electronic devices from three residences – they are currently being examined in detail by Garda technical experts at their regional HQ in Renmore. Det Insp Conlon said that while there had been no arrests in the city following the latest searches, the course of their investigations would be determined by the content and material found in the devices seized.

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Just 85 affordable homes to be built in Galway City by 2025

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune –  A total of just 85 affordable homes will be built in Galway City during the remainder of the Government’s lifetime, it was revealed during a debate in the Seanad this week.

An animated Senator Ollie Crowe (FF) told Seanad Éireann that there would be “riots on the streets of Galway” at the disappointing news that was imparted to him by a junior minister.

In the Dáil, Junior Housing Minister, Malcolm Noonan, confirmed that it was planned to provide 85 affordable homes as part of a Merlin Woods development between now and 2025.

He understood that there were sites identified for affordable housing schemes in other parts of the city, but no applications had been received for funding.

“Housing delivery in Galway City Council is a matter for Galway City Council and it is down to the local authority to strike the balance in respect of social and affordable housing delivery.

“If the Senator feels that the local authority is not delivering enough in that regard, it is really a matter for them to drive a more ambitious agenda. The Department will not be found wanting in funding schemes,” Minister Noonan added.

But Senator Crowe yesterday told the Galway City Tribune that it was an incredibly disappointing and unacceptable answer that there would only be 85 new builds when it came to affordable homes.

(Image: Minister Malcolm Noonan said the new Merlin Woods development will include 85 affordable homes).
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