Date Published: 06-Jan-2009
Two city men have been convicted of not having a pitbull under control after the dog attacked a labrador in a city park last summer.
Jason Shaughnessy of 5 Claddagh Place, pleaded guilty at Galway District court yestserday to permitting a dog to be in a public place while unaccompanied and while not under control, contrary to the Control of Dogs Act 1986.
Leonard Farrely of 32 Tulach Ard, Rahoon, denied he was the owner of the pitbull, which has since been put down.
Judge Fahy said an animal attacked by a pit bull terrier is going to have awful injuries and it’s a miracle the labrador survived, or that his owner wasn’t attacked.
She sentenced Jason Shaughnessy to one month in prison for not having the pitbull under control.
Judge Fahy convicted Leonard Farrely of not having a dog under control and of not having a dog licence.
She fined him 300 euro, sentenced him to 3 months in prison, suspended for 6 months on condition he pay 560 euro to Garda Gavin Brown for the vet fees, and be of good behaviour.
Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case
Date Published: 07-May-2013
The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.
Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.
Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.
The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.
Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.
Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.
It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.
Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.
Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.
Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.
It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.
Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.