New Irish Navy ship to dock in Galway and open to the public
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The newest ship in the Irish Naval fleet has landed in Galway.
The L.E Samuel Beckett is an offshore patrol vessel equipped with the latest technology including remotely operated submarines and the capability to launch unmanned surveillance planes.
It’s the first of three ships expected to replace existing vessels L.E Emer, L.E Aoife and L.E. Aisling by 2017.
The 44-crew vessel will be open to the public for viewing at Galway docks between 2 and 4 tomorrow afternoon and from 1 to 3pm on Sunday.
Lieutenant Commander Eric Timon says everyone’s welcome to come aboard for a tour.
Judge in Portumna murder trial tells jury majority verdict will be permitted
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The jury in the trial of Michael Scott, who denies murdering his aunt Chrissie Treacy in Portumna by running over her in an agricultural teleporter, can return a majority verdict
The jury had been deliberating for just over 11 hours and 18 minutes when the court registrar asked last evening if they had reached a verdict on which they all agreed.
When the jury foreman said, no, Ms Justice Caroline Biggs said that the time has come when the court will accept a majority verdict.
She said there is no rush and asked the jury to take their time
They are returning to the Central Criminal Court this morning for their fifth day of deliberations.
58 year old Mr Scott of Gortanumera has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms Treacy outside her home in Derryhiney on April 27, 2018.
The prosecution case is that Mr Scott deliberately reversed over Ms Treacy following a long-running dispute over land.
Mr Scott’s lawyers say her death was a tragic accident.
Councillor slams 2028 date for traffic lights at Merlin Park junction
Galway Bay fm newsroom – We can’t afford to wait until 2028 for a badly-needed set of traffic lights at Merlin Park Junction.
That’s according to Councillor Alan Cheevers, who’s says it’s unacceptable that we’re supposed to wait for the works to be done as part of the Dublin Roads Bus Connect project.
It’s is a major transformative project that will add dedicated bus and cycle lanes, as well as improved pedestrian access, between Doughiska and the city centre.
But under current estimates, it won’t be completed until at least 2028.
Councillor Cheevers feels the lights at Merlin Park Hospital need to be done now
Second Galway Youth Climate Assembly to be held at ATU
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The second Galway Youth Climate Assembly will be held at Atlantic Technological University tomorrow.
The first one was held last November, with around a hundred young people from secondary schools attending.
Biodiversity, Transport and Energy are among the topics up for discussion at this week’s assembly.
There will also be experts in attendance, while there will also be presentations from students.