Date Published: 18-Jun-2009
Fine Gael is heading up a technical alliance with Labour and 3 Independents to take control of the new county council at tomorrow’s first meeting.
The 13 Fine Gael councillors, Labour’s Colm Keaveney and Independents Tom Welby, Jim Cuddy and Timmy Broderick reached agreement last night.
Their membership of 17 means they will have the majority on the thirty member council and fill the position of County Mayor for the next five years.
Fine Gael whip on the council Cllr Jarlath McDonagh says Tuam Cllr Tom McHugh will be the first to take the position of Mayor, along with three other Fine Gael and one Independent.
Call for direct donations to city charity shops
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.
It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.
However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.
Man pleads guilty to city robbery after 8 years
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A 41-year-old Galway man has pleaded guilty to the robbery of cash from a city shop eight years ago.
Joe Walsh, of 15 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of €2,800 cash from the Mace shop on Shantalla Road, on July 29, 2005.
The facts were admitted in a second charge of causing criminal damage in the shop on the same date.
Judge Rory McCabe directed the preparation of a probation report and adjourned sentencing to October 15.
Father of Leah Feeney urges action on rossaveal road
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The father of a teenager who died after she was hit by a car in Rossaveal is appealing to the county council to install a footpath at that location.
Liam Feeney was among hundreds of people who gathered for a demonstration along the Pier road yesterday afternoon.
His daughter, 15 year old Leah was fatally injured when she was hit by a car while out walking with a friend on Wednesday evening the 1st of May.
The community is now calling for a footpath to be constructed along the road where many people have been seriously injured over the years.
Speaking to Galway bay fm reporter Michael Joyce at the protest, Liam Feeney says locals want nothing fancy just a footpath about a metre wide