Date Published: 06-Jul-2007
Gaeltacht Minister & Galway West TD Eamon O Cuiv says yesterday’s plane crash in Inverin which killed 2 men & seriously injured several others has left Connemara devastated.
Well known businessman & accountant Paul McNamee from Lake Road in Loughrea and Pilot Matt Masterson from Dublin lost their lives in the crash.
They were among 9 men on board the Cessna Caravan plane travelling from Inis Meáin to Inverin when at the end of its 6 minute journey it missed the runway & nosedived into a nearby field.
The plane crash happened shortly after 3 o’clock and has left 3 men critical in hospital, one of whom is fighting for his life.
2 others are still in a serious condition at UCHG while the remaining 2 men are said to be comfortable.
The 8 businessmen were shareholders in the Clifden Airport Company and were visiting Inis Meain to discuss the proposed plans for the airport which have been progressing recently.
Minister O Cuiv says yesterday should have been a day of celebration for Clifden but instead it has resulted in tragedy for all involved
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
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.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
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.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
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.