Date Published: 16-Jul-2012
Four men have been remanded in custody charged in connection with a major weekend drugs seizure in the areas of Mervue and Roscam.
The Chinese nationals, three aged in their 20s and one in his 30s, appeared before Galway District Court today where they were assisted by an interpreter.
The four men were arrested on Saturday evening following two organised searches where two grow houses were discovered and cannabis plants with an estimated street value of 730 thousand euro, pending analysis.
29 year old Wan Sheng Lin of no fixed abode, 26 year old Li Wang with an address in Peter Street in Drogheda, 29 year old Deshi Chen of Canterbrook, Navan, Co.Meath, and 34 year old Zuo Hai Huong of no fixed abode all appeared before Galway District Court.
Judge Mary Fahy granted legal aid for all four and remanded them in custody by consent to appear before Harristown District Court on Friday.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.