Date Published: 12-Jun-2007
A Ballybane man has been sentenced to eight months in prison for driving with traces of cocaine in his system and for doing a hand brake turn on a footpath two months later while children played nearby.
22 year old Shane Sweeney of 79 Castle Park pleaded guilty to both offences at Galway District Court yesterday.
County Mayor backs campaign to reduce pedestrian road deaths
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Mayor of County Galway Tom Welby is calling on pedestrians to take basic steps to improve safety on our roads.
It’s part of UN Global Road Safety Week which continues until Sunday.
Galway County Council as well as local authorities in Mayo and Donegal are urging pedestrians to ‘Check Before You Step Out’ as part of the initiative.
To date this year, 3 pedestrians have died on our county roads with five recorded last year.
High visibility vests and armbands will be made available at all local area council offices throughout the county from tomorrow (Friday) and at local library branches from next week as part of the campaign.
County Mayor Tom Welby says steps such as wearing a high-visibility jacket can assist to avoid fatalities.
Costello Lodge fails to sell at auction but sale negotations now underway
Date Published: 11-May-2013
Costello Lodge in Casla Connemara, which was once owned by the chairman of the line that ran the Titanic has failed to sell at public auction
However negotiations on its sale are now underway following its withdrawal from the auction in the Imperial Hotel in the city last evening
Only one out of the nine properties on offer sold at auction but three have since been sold and negotations continue on others
The auction was held by DNG Maxwell, Heaslip and Leonard auctioneers
UHG to become specialist centre in new hospital grouping
Date Published: 14-May-2013
The Cabinet will sign off this morning on the re-organisation of the country’s hospitals into six regional groupings.
The Irish Independent reports that University Hospital Galway will act as specialist centre in a new grouping involving a total of seven hospitals.
Under the existing arrangement, the Galway Roscommon Hospital group includes UHG, Merlin Park, Portiuncula in Ballinasloe and Roscommon Hospitals.
The new grouping will see the inclusion of Sligo General Hospital and Letterkenny Hospital.