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HEROIN DEALER JAILED AT GALWAY COURT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 23-Sep-2008

A self-confessed heroin addict and drug dealer, was jailed yesterday at Galway District Court for twelve months.

39 year old Shane Holian of 10 Ballybrit Cottages, Ballybrit, looked pale and thin, and continued to nod off as Gardai from the Drugs Unit gave evidence of catching him selling heroin ‘wraps’ to another man.

Holian denied having heroin, with a street value of €600, in his possession or with having the drug for sale or supply to another at Tuam Road, on February 8 last year.

He did admit having one “wrap” of heroin, valued at €60, in his possession, at Galway Garda Station and with having a small amount of cannabis resin on the same occasion.
Judge Fahy said she favoured the evidence given by the Gardai and she convicted Holian.

Judge Fahy sentenced Holian to 12 months for the drug dealing offence and she imposed concurrent once month sentences for possession of heroin at the garage and the Garda Station.

A €200 fine was imposed for being found in possession of the cannabis.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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