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FEARS OVER ASBESTOS IN KNOCKNACARRA PARK

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 03-Jan-2008

A public pathway has been closed in Knocknacarra two days after an oil tank fire left chunks of asbestos scattered across public and private property.

The roofs of two oil tank boiler sheds exploded during the blaze on Tuesday night and sent shards of white corrigated asbestos into nearby gardens, cars, driveways and onto a public pathway in Knocknacarra Park.

Galway city council officials, the Gardai and community wardens are at the scene and have closed the public pathway in the housing estate.

The highly dangerous substance cannot be touched and only three companies in the country are licenced to safely dispose of the toxic bio-hazard.

Galway city council has undertaken to remove the asbestos on public property but is refusing to remove any asbestos shards from inside private property.

Resident Enda O’Byrne says it’s proving difficult to find someone to safely remove the asbestos from his garden

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Judge adjourns Connemara assault case

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.

Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.

The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.

It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.

At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.

 

 

 

 

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Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.

The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.

Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.

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Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.

The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.

Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.

Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.

The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.

 

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