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New York woman settles case with Galway cousins over loan repayments

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A legal action taken by a 96 year old New York resident against her Galway cousins has been settled.
Kathleen McNicholas, a Mayo native, took the case against Olive Cunningham of Rockfield Park in the city and her sister Ann Cunningham of Fursey Road Shantalla.
She claimed she had loaned the women money which they did not repay.
Kathleen McNicholas took the case claiming that she loaned 300 thousand dollars to the two women and when she asked for it to be repaid they did not respond.
She has no children herself and saved money from working in New York since 1954 and investing in stocks.
Ms. McNicholas gave evidence to the High Court via video link earlier this week.
She claimed she loaned the women money to do up their homes and had told them she would need it repaid to pay for her own care.
Olive Cunningham claimed the money she received was to pay for 24 hour care for her ill brother, the only family member still living at the family home in Mayo.
Ann Cunningham says she was given a 100 thousand gift from her cousin in America, which was unsolicited.
Kathleen McNicholas was due to cross examined in the High Court yesterday.
According to today’s Irish Times, the High Court has heard that the matter has been settled following talks.
The case has been adjourned to October for implementation of the settlement.

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Local TD fears end of COVID payment will accelerate its spread in workplaces

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD fears that the ceasing of the COVID-19 illness payment will accelerate the spread of the virus in workplaces.

Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughton claims there are more than 4,000 people unable to work – after the special payment ended last Friday.

Deputy Naughton says it has resulted people receiving a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection instead.

He is calling for a proper treatment plan for long COVID and is expressing the following concerns:

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Damian Browne docks off Furbo beach after historic row

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Damian Browne has docked off Furbo beach this morning after his historic row from New York to Galway.

He arrived ashore at 1am this morning – his official homecoming will be at 11am at the Port of Galway.

After 2,686 hours at sea, or 112 days, Damian has become the first to complete the row.

Project Empower is part of a fundraising effort for National Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Ability West, Madra and The Galway Simon Community.

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Eight Galway winners at largest food awards on the island

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Eight local producers have brought home prizes at the largest food awards on the island – the Blas na hÉireann awards.

The Galway winnners included Abbert Bailiu Teoranta, Builin Blasta Teo, Galmere Fresh Foods, Ivy House Chocolates, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens Ltd, Loughnane’s Of Galway, The Foods of Athenry and Wildfolk.

Meanwhile, Ballybrit-based Grá Chocolates scooped three awards in total – Grainne Mullins is owner and founder:

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