Date Published: 27-Aug-2008
A 26 year-old Inverin man, charged with threatening to kill a man in Spiddal last June has
been sent forward for trial to Galway Circuit Criminal Court.
Michael Lydon, of Kilroe East, Inverin, appeared before the holiday sittings of Galway District Court this week.
He was refused bail when he first appeared before the District Court in July after being charged with harassing three members of the same family.
The harrassment took place between August 6, 2007 and June 13 this year when the accused persistently watched, besetted and followed various family members at various locations in the Inverin area.
Lydon is further charged with threatening to kill a man at Púirín, Spiddal on June 5 and with threatening the man that he would kill another member of his family.
Detective Sergeant Tom Molloy served a book of evidence on the accused in relation to the charges.
Inspector Pat McHugh applied to the court to have Lydon sent forward for trial to Galway Circuit Criminal Court on October 7 and, he said the State wanted Lydon remanded in custody to that date.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
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.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
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.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
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.