Date Published: 16-Jun-2011
by Peter Horgan
The nephew of prominent Fianna Fail politicians has been taking some exams of the Leaving Certificate in hospital this week.
Paddy Kitt, nephew of ex-Government Fianna Fáil Ministers Áine Brady, Michael Kitt and Chief Whip Tom Kitt, has been forced to take his Leaving Certificate French and Biology papers from the confines of his hospital bed.
Paddy, the son of Proinsias Kitt, was struck with a virus on Wednesday morning during an exam and was rushed to University Hospital Galway. Paddy is a student of St. Joseph’s Patrician College “The Bish” in Galway City Centre.
The school authorities organised a supervisor in order for Paddy to sit his French exam Wednesday afternoon and his Biology exam yesterday morning.
The Salthill teenager is hoping to attend NUIG next year and study Business and French, and was hoping for at least a B3 in his French exam.
Paddy had to undergo painkilling injection after sitting his Biology paper yesterday, as to have it beforehand would have made him too drowsy to take the paper.
The examinations run until June 24 for Leaving Certs.
For more on this story, see the Galway City Tribune.
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.