Date Published: 16-Feb-2010
Gardaí investigating the alleged sexual assault and false imprisonment of a young woman in the city last Thursday morning [11/2] are looking for a possible witness.
The woman got into a car with a stranger at the junction of Bothar na mBan and Dyke Road around 4am on Thursday.
She claims she was sexually assaulted and beaten before being released in Doughiska around 7.15am.
A 27 year old man, a native of Pakistan, appeared in court on Saturday, having been arrested in connection with the incident.
Judge Mary Fahy remanded the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in custody to appear at Harristown court this Friday.
Superintendent Tom Curley made an appeal for witnesses on Galway Bay Fm yesterday and two people have come forward.
However Gardaí are now appealling for a further male driver to contact them.
Garda Evan McKenna of Galway Garda Station says he was driving a red volkswagon golf which was parked outside the Centra shop in Doughiska on Thursday morning.
Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case
Date Published: 07-May-2013
The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.
Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.
Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.
The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.
Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.
Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.
It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.
Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.
Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.
Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.
It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.
Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.