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Galway woman disrupts Ennis court sitting

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A district court sitting in Ennis had to be suspended yesterday after a Galway city woman disrupted the proceedings.

Seventy-nine year old Margaretta D’Arcy from St. Bridget’s Place in Woodquay was in court in connection with the alleged interference with the proper use of Shannon Airport last October.

According to today’s Irish Independent, Judge Patrick Durcan adjorned the matter due to the absence of Margaretta D’Arcy’s co-accused in court.

Ms D’Arcy responded by asking the judge to dismiss the summons against her because it was ‘inaccurate.’

The judge asked Ms D’arcy to step down from the bench in front of him to the ground for safety reasons, to which she responded ‘I am going to stand here.’

Judge Durcan then suspended the court for two minutes, and Ms D’Arcy was applauded by her supporters in the courtroom.

The case has been adjourned until the 11th of September.

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Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.

Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.

He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.

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Inland Fisheries Ireland recruiting new Seasonal Fisheries Officers in Galway

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – Inland Fisheries Ireland is recruiting 36 Seaonal Fisheries Officers in Galway and nationwide.

The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering fifteen counties including Galway.

Seasonal Fisheries Officers from Galway will join teams over the summer months – to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources in Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines.

Those interested in applying must apply before the deadline of Tuesday 21st of February on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website.

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Portiuncula Univeristy Hospital hosting Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a child

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula University Hospital is hosting a Service of Remembrance on the 13th of February for those who have experienced the loss of a child.

Parents and their families who have experienced a bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or after birth are invited to attend.

The service will get underway at 7.30pm in the hospital chapel with light refreshments afterwards.

Deirdre Naughton, Director of Midwifery at the hospital says the service will offer parents a chance to reflect on their journey:

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