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Galway man acquitted of charges involving fraudulent use of trademark

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three men, including a Barna native, accused of the fraudulent use of clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch’s trade mark have been acquitted by direction of the trial judge.
43 year old Mark McCarthy of Homeleigh, Porterstown Road, Dublin 15, had pleaded not guilty to possession and distribution of goods or material bearing a mark identical to or nearly resembling a registered trade mark within the state on dates between February 4th, 2007 and February 11, 2008.
46 year old Michael McCartan of Carraig An Iolair in Barna had pleaded not guilty to possession of similar goods at McCartan and McCartan, Millennium Business Park, Snugborough Road, Dublin 11 on February 11, 2008.
40 year old Peter Rafter of Southmede, Ballinteer Road, Dundrum had pleaded not guilty to possession of similar goods at RB Menswear, Powerscourt Town Centre on May 23, 2008.
Judge Sarah Berkeley directed the jury of five woman and seven men to find the men not guilty following a day of legal argument during which issues were raised in relation to the maintenance of the exhibits in the case.

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Efforts Intensify to Broker Peace Deal Among Feuding Factions Following Yesterday’s Violence in Tuam

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Tuam area councillors are calling on the leaders of the groups involved in yesterday’s violence in Tuam to come to the table for peace talks with community leaders in a bid to avoid any reprisals.

There’s been widespread reaction to the altercation which it’s believed is linked to an ongoing feud in the Galway town.

Up to 30 gardai accompanied by armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, after violence broke out.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.

Two funerals took place yesterday in the town with local Councillor Donagh Killilea stating that the violence which broke out later that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.

Instead it’s believed yesterday’s incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.

Speaking To Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks , Tuam Fine Gael Councillor Pete Roche says he is fearful of reprisals following yesterday’s violence.

Efforts have intensified today to broker a peace deal between the families involved in the Tuam feud.

It’s hoped those involved will meet with community leaders next week to avoid any further violence breaking out in the town.

Fianna Fail Councillor Donagh Killilea says he has extended an invitation to peace talks in a bid to avoid any further incidents.

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Night-time Water Restrictions Lifted in Glenamaddy

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Night time water restrictions have been lifted in Glenamaddy.

The restrictions, which were in place since Saturday, have been lifted with immediate effect.

Irish Water says they were necessary due to high levels of domestic, commercial and agricultural demand for treated drinking water experienced in Glenamaddy and surrounding areas, coupled with low reservoir levels.

Water reserves have now recovered.

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UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.

47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.

Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.

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