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Man to appear in court over unlawful killing in Oughterard in 2011

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man will appear before Galway Circuit Court next week over the unlawful killing of Oughterard publican John Kenny in 2011.
The 24 year old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was apprehended in Cork this week after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest in 2013.
At that time, the then teenager was charged in connection with the unlawful killing of Mr. Kenny and with withholding information in relation to the case.
56 year old John Kenny was found dead at his family pub on Main Street in Oughterard on September 25th, 2011.
The publican, who had been a secondary school teacher in Presentation College Athenry had run the pub which only opened at weekends.
A post-mortem examination concluded his death was as a result of a serious assault.
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Bishop Kelly praises Martin Drennan’s 54 years as “shepherd, teacher and pastor”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Bishop Brendan Kelly has praised the late Martin Drennan for his 54 years as “shepherd, teacher and pastor”.

Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend.

His funeral will take place this afternoon at 1pm at the Cathedral.

Speaking at the reposal last evening at Galway Cathedral, Bishop Kelly, commended Bishop Drennan on his time served as priest and bishop.

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County Council to begin examining one thousand submissions on beach bye-laws

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is to begin the process of examining more than one thousand written submissions received on controversial beach bye-laws.

The bye-laws, which seek to introduce a range of regulations at beaches across the county, have meet with fierce opposition.

Among the measures are bans on dogs at certain times, and on the use of gear like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards near swimmers.

Water sports organisatons argue that in their current form, the proposed bye-laws would effectively ban watersports from the beaches.

Along with the more than one-thousand written submissions received, an online petition has gathered almost 5,500 signatures.

Dr. Barra Nevin from the ZoneGalwayBeaches campaign group, says what’s really needed is a proper zoning plan for Galway’s beaches.

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