Date Published: 24-Jul-2011
A 35 year old man has appeared before the courts charged in connection with the disappearance of Glenamaddy resident Juris Buls.
Sergejs Kraus of 12 dudley heights Glenamaddy has been charged with withholding information contrary to section 9 of the offences against the state act.
At a special sitting of Tuam district court in Galway, Detective Michael Kelly gave evidence of charging the Latvian man at Tuam Garda station, to which his reply was ‘I understood’.
An application for bail, made by defence solicitor Tom O’ Donohue was strongly objected to by Inspector Mick O’ Dwyer.
He said that in the course of searches in the Glenamaddy area they had found a body, and had reasonable cause to believe it may be that of missing Juris Buls.
As a result of this it’s likely more serious charges may be brought forward.
Inspector O’ Dwyer said Gardai considered Sergejs Kraus to be a flight risk as he was in possesion of a one way ticket to Latvia on September 2nd.
Speaking with the aid of a Russian translater, Sergejs Kraus said he had a wife and daughter and they went on holidays every year.
He also said they fully intended on returning to Ireland.
Judge Geoffrey Browne refused an application for bail and remanded him in custody to appear before the courts again on Tuesday the 26th of July.
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.