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NUI GALWAY LECTURER ELIMINATED FROM SENATE ELECTION

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 28-Apr-2011

NUI Galway lecturer Donncha O’ Connell is the latest Galway candidate to be eliminated from the Seanad elections.

Former dean of the faculty of law, Donncha O’Connell was eliminated from the race at the 21st count with 2,354 votes.

There are just six candidates left in this race in which the quota is 8,400.

Green Galway Senator Niall O’ Brolchain has also been eliminated from the Seanad elections.

The city Senator, who ran unsuccessfully in the Galway West elections, was eliminated at the 16th count of the NUI Seanad elections with just 922 votes.

Ahascragh Senator Ronan Mullen is still topping the NUI Seanad poll count after the 22nd count with 8,095 votes and is certain to be elected to the Senate later today.

Meanwhile, the eleventh count for the Industrial and commercial panel, for which there are three Galway candidates has just been announced at Leinster House.

County Councillors Pat Hynes from Loughrea and Tom McHugh from Tuam are competing for one of 9 seats alongside solicitor Lorraine Higgins from Athenry.

However, the prospect of any of the three getting a seat to the Seanad looks highly unlikely at this stage.

At the first count Lorraine Higgins got 36 first preference votes, Tom McHugh has 29 and Pat Hynes has 22, putting all three further down the list of 35 candidates.

Last night, Galway senator Fidelma Healy-Eames retained her seat on the Seanad.

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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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