Glenamaddy murder trial gets underway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A 37-year-old Latvian man has gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Galway, charged with the murder of another Latvian man in Glenamaddy two years ago.
Sergejs Krause, with a former address in Dudley Heights, Glenamaddy, is charged with the murder of Juris Buls on a date unknown between July 7th and 23rd 2011, at a place unknown.
Dressed in jeans, a white shirt and cream jacket, Sergejs Krause, who was attended in court by two Latvian interpreters, shook his head and replied “not guilty” when the murder charge was put to him.
Mr Justice Barry White informed the jury that the trial, which related to events within the Latvian community in Glenamaddy, would likely last three weeks.
Public meeting to unveil plans for new school for The Bish
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting will take place in the city next week to unveil detailed plans for a new school building for The Bish.
The project would see St Joseph’s Patrician College relocate from Nuns’ Island to a greenfield site at Dangan.
It’ll be adjacant to University of Galway and a planning application is expected next month.
The public meeting to discuss the plans will take place at the Ardilaun Hotel on Tuesday, March 28th, from 1pm until 8pm.
Speaking to Galway Talks, principal John Madden says the new school is badly needed at this point.
Polish Ambassador to visit Galway this weekend
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Polish Ambassador in Ireland, Anna Sochanska, is visiting Galway city this weekend (24+25/03).
Ms Sochanska is set to meet officials and attend the International Business Forum and Fair in Salthill on Saturday.
The event brings together businesses, entrepreneurs and decision-makers to network and shop for products and suppliers throughout Ireland.
The Polish Ambassador will also discuss student exchange and Polish Green technologies during her visit.
Call for major investment in healthcare to alleviate doctor shortage in Headford
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There is a call for major investment in healthcare in Headford, as the area faces a GP shortage.
Councillor Andrew Reddington has met with Community Healthcare West Chief Officer Breda Crehan Roche, as recruitment has begun to replace a retired GP in the town.
Councillor Reddington says there is demand for a primary healthcare centre in Headford, for people in surrounding areas as well as the town itself.
He states there is a national shortage of GPS and rural areas like Headford are the worst hit.