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NOVEMBER TRIAL FOR GERARD BARRY ON ASSAULT CHARGES

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Date Published: 09-Sep-2009

City man Gerard Barry will go on trial in November charged with assaulting two Gardai and two other people over two years ago.

The 29 year-old appeared before Galway District Court today where a date was set for the trial.

Wearing a dark green jacket, blue shirt and black jeans, Gerard Barry was brought in custody before Judge Mary Fahy at Galway District Court.

Barry, of 65 St James Crescent, Mervue and with an address at Tur Uisce, Doughiska, is charged with being drunk in public and assaulting Garda Jason Kelly and Sergeant John McElroy in Eyre Square on March 31st 2007.

He’s also facing charges of breaching the peace and failing to leave the area on the same day.

Gerard Barry will also stand trial on charges of assaulting a woman and a man on August 3rd 2007 and with contravening a Protection Order on August 16th 2007 by putting the woman in fear when he called to her house in the early hours of the morning.

It’s understood there is also another assault charge against the accused.

Judge Fahy legally remanded the 29 year-old on continuing bail to November 18th for trial at Galway District Court.

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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