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Prison sentence for youth acquitted of Ciarán Conneely’s murder

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The teenager who was acquitted of the murder of Aran Islands native, Ciarán Conneely in Boston has been sentenced to 6 years in prison in relation to other charges.
John Graham was acquitted of the murder of Ciarán Conneely in March but a Judge in Boston this week imposed a 6 year sentence for an armed attack committed by Graham in the same area of the city.
John Graham, a native of the Dorchester area, is now 19.
He was accused of shooting dead Ciarán Conneely from Inis Meáin in Dorchester on the 10th of October, 2011.
Graham was also accused of shooting two other men in Dorchester three weeks after Ciarán Conneely’s murder.
Police claimed there was evidence that all three – including Ciarán Conneely – were shot by bullets from the same gun.
But the jury found John Graham not guilty of murdering Ciarán Conneely. However, Graham was later convicted of shooting and injuring the two other men in Dorchester.
Prosecutors asked for a sentence up to ten years in relation to that incident.
But a Judge in Boston this week sentenced John Graham to a maximum of 6 years in prison. She said she took his homeless live and toxic environment into consideration.
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EY Ireland expansion to deliver new jobs at Galway base

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – EY Ireland has announced the creation of over 800 jobs nationwide with 210 roles to be spread across its regional offices in Galway, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Belfast.

The expansion will bring the headcount in EY to over 4,200 across the island of Ireland.

The 414 experienced hire roles will be advertised and filled by the end of June next year, while a further 402 roles will be filled by university graduates starting this autumn.

EY Ireland says increasing demand for its services and fundamental changes brought about by the pandemic, were key to its decision to expand.

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Access to redress scheme for Tuam Mother and Baby Home survivors to be widened

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Minister for Children is set to expand the redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes beyond the terms recommended by the commission of investigation.

Women who stayed less than six months in facilities such as the Tuam Mother and Baby home and those resident after 1974 are now set to be included.

With thousands of potential beneficiaries, it’s believed that the scheme could cost up to €800 million.

Minister Roderic O’Gorman is expected to seek Cabinet approval for the redress plan in the coming weeks and according to the Irish Times, the scheme will now include women who spent less than six months in the homes and those resident after 1974.

Plans to broaden the scheme follow controversy over the findings of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

In its January report, the commission recommended women who spent lengthy periods in mother and baby homes before 1974 should be considered for redress.

It also said women who were in county homes, the Tuam home and those who worked outside the institutions without pay should be eligible.

Minister O’ Gorman stated earlier this year that he hopes to open the redress scheme to applications as soon as possible in 2022.

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1154 New Cases Of Covid 19 Confirmed

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,154 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

As of 8am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. 

The five-day moving average is 1,327.  

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