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Five remanded in custody over spate of burglaries in Galway and Roscommon

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Four men and a woman, have been remanded in custody in connection with a spate of burglaries involving the theft of an estimated €30,000 worth of power tools from business premises across counties Galway and Roscommon in the last week.

Husband and wife, 36 year old Peter and 30 year old Mary Maughan, of 9 Ballyowen Lane, Lucan, Dublin, 26 year old John Francis Mongan, also of 9 Ballyowen Lane, Lucan, 24 year old Martin Mongan, of Cluide, Corrandulla, and 20 year old Patrick Power, of 3 St Oliver’s Park, Clover Hill Road, Clondalkin, appeared in custody before Galway District Court today.

All five had been arrested by Gardai from Galway, assisted by colleagues from the Organised Crime Unit and Emergency Response Unit, at the toll plaza on the M1 near Balbriggan on Saturday.

They were detained and held at various Galway Garda Stations over the weekend.

The court was told today that none of the accused made any reply when charged.
 
Det. Insp. Mick Coppinger strenuously objected to bail applications from the four men.

Judge Mary Fahy refused the men’s bail applications and she remanded them in custody to appear before the court again this Wednesday.

The judge remanded Mrs Maughan in custody with consent to bail on her own surety of €800 and one independent surety of €8,000, to appear also before the court on Wednesday.

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UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.

47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.

Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.

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Tuam Councillor hits out at those behind Tuam violence

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Tuam County Councillor has hit out at those involved in yesterday’s violent incident in Tuam in which seven people were injured at a cemetery in the town.

Armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4pm, after violence broke out.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.

Two funerals took place yesterday in the town and local Councillor Donagh Killilea has stated that the violence which broke out that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.

It’s believed the incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, Local Councillor Donagh Killilea says he and others are now working to broker a peace deal with those involved as the people of Tuam have had enough of the violence….

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Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests completed in Galway over last week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests were carried out at Galway’s two testing bases in the last week.

The Galway Airport site completed 4,186 tests in the period.

In the city, the Forster Street site carried out an additional 1,442 tests.

Latest figures show 721 Covid 19 cases were recorded in Galway over the last 14 days.

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