Portumna to host national forestry demonstration
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A national demonstration on the thinning of broadleaf trees will take place in Portumna next week. (17/6)
The event is organised by Teagasc Forestry Development Department, and will focus on the long-term quality of Alder and Sycamore trees.
Woodland owners are encouraged to attend to learn about the thinning process and how to effectively extract timber from their own woodlands.
Interested participants are asked to gather at Tiernascragh Community Hall in Ballycrissane between 11am and 12.30pm on Tuesday June 17th.
Forestry Development Officer with Teagasc, Noel Kennedy, says thinning is an important process in ensuring the future health of woodland areas.
Judge in Portumna murder trial tells jury majority verdict will be permitted
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The jury in the trial of Michael Scott, who denies murdering his aunt Chrissie Treacy in Portumna by running over her in an agricultural teleporter, can return a majority verdict
The jury had been deliberating for just over 11 hours and 18 minutes when the court registrar asked last evening if they had reached a verdict on which they all agreed.
When the jury foreman said, no, Ms Justice Caroline Biggs said that the time has come when the court will accept a majority verdict.
She said there is no rush and asked the jury to take their time
They are returning to the Central Criminal Court this morning for their fifth day of deliberations.
58 year old Mr Scott of Gortanumera has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms Treacy outside her home in Derryhiney on April 27, 2018.
The prosecution case is that Mr Scott deliberately reversed over Ms Treacy following a long-running dispute over land.
Mr Scott’s lawyers say her death was a tragic accident.
Councillor slams 2028 date for traffic lights at Merlin Park junction
Galway Bay fm newsroom – We can’t afford to wait until 2028 for a badly-needed set of traffic lights at Merlin Park Junction.
That’s according to Councillor Alan Cheevers, who’s says it’s unacceptable that we’re supposed to wait for the works to be done as part of the Dublin Roads Bus Connect project.
It’s is a major transformative project that will add dedicated bus and cycle lanes, as well as improved pedestrian access, between Doughiska and the city centre.
But under current estimates, it won’t be completed until at least 2028.
Councillor Cheevers feels the lights at Merlin Park Hospital need to be done now
Second Galway Youth Climate Assembly to be held at ATU
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The second Galway Youth Climate Assembly will be held at Atlantic Technological University tomorrow.
The first one was held last November, with around a hundred young people from secondary schools attending.
Biodiversity, Transport and Energy are among the topics up for discussion at this week’s assembly.
There will also be experts in attendance, while there will also be presentations from students.