Five remanded in custody over spate of burglaries in Galway and Roscommon
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.
Deputy Sean Canney confirms that The Old Grove Site in Tuam has now been handed over to the HSE
Galway East Independent TD Sean Canney has stated that the work on the construction of the Old Grove Site is now complete and that the buildings have been handed over to the HSE by the Contractor.
Deputy Canney added that the signage is now complete on The Grove Adult Mental Health Services Unit and the Grove Children’s Disability Network Team Unit is now ready for fit-out and use.
Speaking this afternoon, Deputy Canney said that this is great news for Tuam.
Draft Athenry Local Area Plan goes on public display
The Draft Athenry Local Area Plan for 2023 – 2029 is now on public display.
The LAP is a land-use plan and overall strategy for the development of Athenry, to ensure the town is developed in a sustainable manner.
Several reports have also gone on public display – including a local transport plan, and a strategic flood risk assessment.
The draft local area plan and reports can be viewed online at Galway.ie, or at County Buildings, Athenry Library, or Athenry Area Office.
The closing date for submissions is Friday, July 7th.
Aleen Cust Memorial Society wins County Galway Cathaoirleach Recognition Award
The Aleen Cust Memorial Society has won this year’s County Galway Cathaoirleach Recognition Award
The Society has brought to light the trail blazing work of Ireland’s first female vet Aleen Cust
The group was presented with the award by Cathaoirleach Moegie Maher last night in the Meadow Court Hotel in Loughrea
The cathaoirleach’s awards were held in conjunction with the chairman’s annual ball, attended by 350 people.
The other award winners are:
Arts and Culture – Glenamaddy Theatre Festival
Best Contribution to Heritage – Milltown Heritage Group
Environment and Climate Action – East Corrib Alliance
Social Inclusion – Ukrainian support group in Esker CURVE
Sports Award – Tuam Womens’ Shed
Heritage Publication – Emma Laffey for her history of midwives ‘An Bhean Ghlúin’
Gradam na Gaeilge Ceoltóirí Óga – Chois Fharraige
Tidy Towns Recognition – Abbey Community Development Association
Pride of Place – Creggs Rural Development and Gort River Walk Group
Cathaoirleach Moegie Maher told Bernadette Prendergast he’s hopeful that his two chosen charities will benefit greatly from the proceeds