Man remanded in custody over Oughterard killing following extradition from France
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A 38-year-old Romanian man charged with the 2011 manslaughter of Oughterard publican and teacher John Kenny has been remanded in custody.
Marian Lingurar, who had an address at Blackpool in Cork appeared before Galway Circuit Criminal Court today following his extradition from France.
He’s charged with the manslaughter of 56 year old John Kenny at Kenny’s Bar on Main Street Oughterard on 25 September 2011.
He failed to turn up for his trial last June (04/06/13) and a bench warrant was subsequently issued.
Today he appeared in court assisted by a Romanian interpreter.
The court heard he was arrested in Marseille earlier this week and consented to be extradited to the host country.
Detective Garda Fergal Kilbane of Salthill Garda Station gave evidence that he took charge of Lingurar at Nice airport and accompanied him to Dublin airport yesterday where he was arrested on foot of a bench warrant issued on June 4th last year.
Judge Rory McCabe remanded Lingurar in custody to appear before the court again on July 8th.
Sean Canney says modular homes not magic solution to housing crisis
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Modular homes aren’t the magic solution to our housing crisis that some think it is.
That’s according to Galway East TD Sean Canney, who himself has a background in construction.
He’s told the Dáil that the sooner we stop looking at modular homes or off-site construction as a panacea to solve our problems the better.
Deputy Canney said we have far too much red tape in this country and that needs to be tackled.
Corrandulla NS wins trophy at national science competition
Galway Bay FM Newsroom-A county primary school has received a top award at a national science competition
Corrandulla National School took third place at the Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials Awards, held at University of Galway.
The START competition is a project-based annual event to encourage pupils across the country to learn about the importance of clinical trials.
Pupils at Corrandulla National School won a trophy for their investigation into the impact of mindfulness on concentration in the classroom.
Techniques such as colouring, storytelling, breathing techniques, yoga and sensory play were tested- and the children’s emotions and feeelings were captured.
They concluded that children were happier after a mindfulness break, and were less likely to fidget, misbehave or disrupt the class.
Significant step forward in plans for new pedestrian footbridge in Oughterard
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – There’s been an important step forward in long-awaited plans for a new pedestrian footbridge in Oughterard.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland has given early-stage approval for the project to proceed.
For years, locals have sought a footbridge as a solution to serious safety hazards posed to pedestrians over the narrow bridge in Oughterard.
A recent count shows there are almost 600 pedestrian crossings on any given school day, many of them the hundreds of children attending local schools.
In recent years, due to the increase in traffic, there’s also been a higher incidence rate of road traffic accidents on, or near, the bridge.
It’s been a long and winding road to secure the new footbridge, with many frustrations along the way – but there’s now some light at the end of the tunnel.
In March, Galway County Council submitted a feasibility and options report to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
TII has now given the green light for the project to move forward, with the confirmation of Gateway Approval.
Meanwhile, plans are also separately being advanced for new traffic lights and dedicated crossing times at the main bridge.