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GARDA CHIEF SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IN RAHOON ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 04-Sep-2008

The public are being asked to help in the ongoing investigation into yesterday’s serious assault in Rahoon, which resulted in a man being rushed to hospital.

A city man was today remanded in custody in connection with the suspected stabbing at 118 Claremont Park.

36 year old Billy McGinley, of the same address appeared before a special sitting of Derrynea District Court.

He was charged with assault causing harm under Section 3 of the Non-fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

Judge Mary Fahy remanded him in custody to appear before Galway District Court next Wednesday.

The victim, who’s in his early 30’s and from Kinvara, was rushed into emergency surgery at UHG after the alarm was raised at 7.30 am.

His condition was critical for a time yesterday but he’s now reported to be stable.

Gardai have now completed their door to door enquiries and Supt Noel Kelly who’s heading up the investigation says any help from the public would be very useful.

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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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