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GALWAY ELDERLY BEING HIT BY DELAY IN GRANT APPLICATIONS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 22-Jul-2008

There is “no money” for Galway people applying for funds under the housing aid for the elderly scheme or the essential repairs grant, according to a County Councillor.

Councillor Tiernan Walsh says he is tired of making excuses to constituents about why their applications for funding have not been dealt with speedily.

There are similar problems with the scheme at Galway City Council

Cllr Walsh says these grants are vital to the most vulnerable people in Galway and that the Government should make funds available for the applications being processed at the moment.

The Fine Gael Councillor raised the issue at a meeting of the County Council this week where it was revealed that the Council is 14 million euro in overdraft at the moment.

The Finance Officer with Galway County Council says they are putting pressure on the Department to recoup expenses and reduce the overdraft.

Councillor Walsh says there is a delay in processing applications because there are no funds

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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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