Date Published: 18-Jan-2008
A Circuit Court Judge said this week that Ecstasy is rampant in Galway City and illegal drugs are at the base of a huge amount of crime in the town.
The Judge made his comments at Galway Circuit Criminal Court while dealing with an NUIG student who appealed a conviction imposed on him for being found in possession of one Ecstasy tablet in a city night-club.
Judge Groarke was hearing the appeal of 21 year old Oisin Casey who had pleaded guilty in the District Court to being found in possession of one Ecstasy tablet at Cuba night-club on October 23 last year.
Casey with a rental address at, 1 Oakwood Close, Shantalla Road, Galway, had taken one Ecstasy tablet from his friend in the toilet and was convicted of possession of the tablet and fined €250.
Affirming the order of the District court Judge Groarke explained, “If I granted this appeal I would be ‘rubber-stamping’ the use of drugs by young people in Galway and I’m not going to do that.”
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
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
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
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.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
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.