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MAN WHO DIED IN LATEST GALWAY ROAD CRASH NAMED

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 30-Jul-2007

The motorcyclist who died in last night’s crash in the Ballinasloe area has been named as carpenter Gerry Carty from Sralea

The 36 year old died when his motor cycle lost control and crashed at 11.45pm at Sralea [srah-lay], on the Ballinasloe to Shannonbridge Road

The Garda Ombudsman Commission is involved in the investigation because a Garda patrol car was following Mr Carty at the time of the crash

A statement from the Commission says in an apparent attempt to evade the Gardaí, a member of the public crashed his motorcycle and later died in hospital.

The newly established Garda Ombudsman Commission is also investigating another of the four fatal road crashes which took place in Galway yesterday [sun jul 29]

In Oughterard a car being driven by an off-duty Garda at Glebe shortly before 2am struck pedestrian 53 year old Dave Solman who died from his injuries

Mr Solman was a single man who was originally from Sunderland but had been working at the Connemara Gateway Hotel for the past three years

The Garda Ombudsman Commission, which was set up in May, has to be involved in the investigation into the Ballinasloe and Oughterard crashes because Gardaí were involved in various ways

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Visiting restrictions lifted at UHG following vomiting bug outbreak

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Visiting restrictions have been lifted at University Hospital Galway following an outbreak of the winter vomiting virus.

The restrictions had been in place on impacted wards since April 22nd.

Ann Cosgrove, General Manager at Galway University Hospitals says visiting restrictions are now being lifted as the outbreak is considered to be over.

However she warns that there are signs that the Winter Vomiting Virus is still active in the community.

 

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Two men before courts over county grow houses

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

Two Asian men have appeared in court for sentence in connection with the discovery of cannabis "grow houses" in Tuam and Loughrea last year.

They appeared before Galway Circuit court.

Vietnamese national, 48 year old Hai Fam pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Court to the possession and cultivation of 189 cannabis plants worth €151,000 at a dormer bungalow at Raheen Oughter, Loughrea on August 28 last year.

In a separate case, Malaysian national, 34 year old Lim Chun Wan, pleaded guilty to the cultivation of 360 cannabis plants worth €288,000 at another rurally located house at Riverview, Corbally, Tuam on June 2 last year.

Judge Rory McCabe said an appropriate sentence in Hai Fam’s case was five years.

He put a stay on the order until next Wednesday to give the accused time to prove his travel arrangements.

He sentenced Lim Chun Wan to seven years in prison, given the greater value of plants found in his care.

He directed the remainder of the men’s sentences be suspended on their leaving this jurisdiction and warned them that if they ever returned to Ireland they would serve the balance of their sentence.

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City arthouse cinema granted 200 thousand euro

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 14-May-2013

Galway City Council has agreed to provide 200 thousand euro in funding to the Art House cinema project.

It’s being termed as a final allocation, to be donated over four years, and is subject to the project securing further finance from the Western Development Commission.

The decision was made at last evening’s city council meeting where representatives of Solas explained how they are attempting to bridge a shortfall in funding to bring the building to completion.

The City Council acquired the site for the Art House Cinema on Merchants Road at a cost of 1.8 million euro, and donated it by way of long term lease.

Construction has been plagued with difficulties, however it’s now hoped the building will be completed this Autumn, and could be open by early 2014.

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