Date Published: 15-May-2013
A 70-year-old priest has gone on trial for the alleged sexual abuse of two brothers in a Co. Galway school during the 1970’s.
The priest denies ten counts of sexual assault, contrary to Common Law, against the brothers which are alleged to have taken place on various dates in the school between September 1, 1970 and June 30, 1971.
The first complainant told the jury of seven women and five men at Galway Circuit Criminal Court that he had just started secondary school aged 13, in September, 1970 when the abuse started.
He said the priest sexually assaulted him on a bed in a room on several occasions between September and December, 1970.
When interviewed in 2006, the priest said he remembered both complainants but denied the allegations made against him.
Call for direct donations to city charity shops
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.
It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.
However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.
Man pleads guilty to city robbery after 8 years
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A 41-year-old Galway man has pleaded guilty to the robbery of cash from a city shop eight years ago.
Joe Walsh, of 15 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of €2,800 cash from the Mace shop on Shantalla Road, on July 29, 2005.
The facts were admitted in a second charge of causing criminal damage in the shop on the same date.
Judge Rory McCabe directed the preparation of a probation report and adjourned sentencing to October 15.
Father of Leah Feeney urges action on rossaveal road
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The father of a teenager who died after she was hit by a car in Rossaveal is appealing to the county council to install a footpath at that location.
Liam Feeney was among hundreds of people who gathered for a demonstration along the Pier road yesterday afternoon.
His daughter, 15 year old Leah was fatally injured when she was hit by a car while out walking with a friend on Wednesday evening the 1st of May.
The community is now calling for a footpath to be constructed along the road where many people have been seriously injured over the years.
Speaking to Galway bay fm reporter Michael Joyce at the protest, Liam Feeney says locals want nothing fancy just a footpath about a metre wide