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DUBLIN MEN SENTENCED TO 26 YEARS IN TOTAL FOR LACKAGH RAID

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Date Published: 12-Mar-2010

 

Three Dublin men have been sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison for an armed raid and hostage situation at the home of Julian Flynn in Lackagh in February 2009.

54 year old Thomas Freeman of 29 Deansrath Grove, Clondalkin, 22 year old Greg Kelly of 63 Sandyhill Gardens, Ballymun and 32 year old Michael McCormack of 2 Balbrook Close, Tallaght were handed down the sentences at Galway Circuit Criminal court this afternoon.

Inspector Gerry Roche told the court that on the evening of the 15th of February 2009 Julian Flynn was at home with his wife, Emma and their four young children when five masked men armed with a hatchet and sawn off gun entered their home.

They used cable ties to tie up the parents and three of the young children sparing just their six month old baby Ruben.

Judge Raymond Groarke sentenced Freeman to a total of 12 years in prison backdated to February 15th 2009, when he was taken into custody.

Michael McCormack was given an eight year prison sentence while Greg Kelly was sentenced to six years in prison with the final year suspended.

 

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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