Date Published: 01-Apr-2008
A District Court Judge has said the parents of three teenagers who smashed up an unoccupied house during a drinking session in Moycullen have a lot of questions to answer.
Judge Mary Fahy was commenting on a case involving three juveniles and two adults at Galway District Court yesterday.
The court heard that two 16 year-old girls and a youth, all from Moycullen, arranged to meet 19 year-old Rory Kenny of 7 Ballinfoyle Cottages, Headford Road, Galway, and 20 year-old David Walsh of 5 Lakeshore, Renmore, for a drinking session at a hay shed behind a house near Moycullen, at 8pm on June 13 last year.
One of them gained entry through a window in the house and let the others in.
They found more drink in the kitchen and smashed up the house, breaking beds, a television, a sideboard, wardrobes, mirrors and every piece of crockery they could find.
The three juveniles are being dealt with under the Juvenile Liaison Scheme.
Both accused paid 2,000 euro in compensation in court yesterday.
But Judge Fahy said she expects 10,000 euro in compensation to be paid by both accused and by the juveniles’ parents by June 30 next.
She adjourned the matter to that date for the balance of 6,000 euro to be paid.
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.