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MOYLOUGH MAN JAILED FOR GUN THEFT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 31-Mar-2012

A 27-year-old Moylough man, who has had to wear a bulletproof vest since implicating others in the theft of firearms from the back of a courier truck five years ago, has been jailed for three years.

Dean Molloy, Cooloo, Briarfield pleaded guilty in 2010 to theft of nine Gamo air rifles, a shotgun and three rifles from a courier truck at Kilgorrive, Creagh, Ballinasloe, on November 27th, 2007.

Sentencing was delayed until the trial of co-accused, Jimmy Ward (45), of Slieve Rua, Ballybane had taken place at Galway Circuit Criminal Court two weeks ago.

A jury found Ward not guilty of theft but guilty of handling the stolen guns and he received a five-year sentence last week.

Detective Henry Burke told Molloy’s sentencing hearing while Molloy claimed he lived in fear of Ward and was under his influence at the time of the offence, he did not believe this.

Judge Raymond Groarke said Molloy and others had used fear and intimidation in trying to get away with the crime.

He said while four of the guns had been recovered by gardaí, nine were still in the hands of criminals.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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