Date Published: 29-Jan-2008
A Welshman was sentenced to eleven months in prison at Galway District Court this week for a spate of offences committed in the Connemara and Headford areas.
49-year-old Don Kasey, a native of Holyhead, Wales, with a rental address at Gardenham, Claregalway, pleaded guilty to burglary at Screebe Lodge, Camus, on December 27 last.
During the burglary 3 thousand euro worth of Champagne and wine was taken
He also pleaded guilty to causing €300 worth of damage to a door at the building during the break-in.
Kasey pleaded guilty to fraudulently producing two bank slips, which he tendered as cheques when picking up takeaways from the Jade Garden Chinese Takeaway, High Street, Headford, on two occasions.
Inspector Sean Glynn said Kasey attempted to leave Kyne’s supermarket in Moycullen on September 15 last without paying for €300 worth of groceries and drink and the accused pleaded guilty to that offence also.
He pleaded guilty as well to handling a laptop taken by others from a kitchen shop in Moycullen on the same date.
He further pleaded guilty to driving off without paying for €60 worth of petrol from Monaghan’s Garage, Tuam Road, on September 6 last
Judge Mary Fahy sentenced Don Kasey to a total of 11 months in prison for all of the offences.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.