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NEW MAYOR WANTS MORE ACHIEVABLE VISION OF CITY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 30-Jun-2011

The new Mayor of Galway says it’s important that elected representatives narrow their focus on issues to do with the city over the next year.

Fine Gael Councillor Hildegarde Naughton was elected as Mayor at the Annual General Meeting of the City Council last evening. [29/6]

Councillor Naughton, who was proposed by Councillor Padraig Conneely and seconded by Councillor Frank Fahy received 9 votes, beating Labour’s Collete Connolly, who received 6 votes.

It meant that the ruling pact of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Independents remained in tact.

At the start of the meeting, Councillor Naughton made a statement unreservedly withdrawing comments she made last January at a meeting about the City Development Plan, where she said if ‘one sheep goes out the gap, they all go out the gap.’

Fianna Fáil Councillor, Peter Keane and Independent Councillor Donal Lyons took offence to the comments and said they would not vote for Councillor Naughton for Mayor unless she apologised.

Just after the AGM began last evening, Councillor Naughton told the Council that she never accused any councillor of being involved in ‘nod and wink politics’ or of having a ‘vested interest’ in any part of the City Development Plan.

Mayor Naughton, a primary school teacher originally from Oranmore, now lives in Castlelawn.

Her parents Marguerite and P.J Naughton and brothers Alan and Derek were there to help her celebrate her honour last night.

Fianna Fáil’s Ollie Crowe was elected as Deputy Mayor.

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Judge adjourns Connemara assault case

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.

Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.

The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.

It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.

At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.

 

 

 

 

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Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.

The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.

Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.

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Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.

The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.

Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.

Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.

The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.

 

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