Date Published: 22-Apr-2008
A 20 year old man was sentenced to fourteen months in prison at Galway District Court this week for burglary and other offences.
Darragh Hastings of 10 Seagrove, Renmore, who has been held in custody since February, pleaded guilty to all charges.
CCTV footage identified the accused as the culprit of a burglary at Bodkin’s Bar Merlin Park on January 8th last.
On February 23 last, Gardai were called to Supermac’s at Merlin Park where they found the accused there with a knife in his pocket.
He was also found in possession of a laptop which had been taken earlier from a house nearby during a burglary.
On April 12 last, Hastings was found in a highly intoxicated state by Gardai in Renmore.
He was with a group of other youths and refused to leave the area when directed to do so, so he was later arrested.
Defence solicitor, Olivia Traynor said her client had a poor attention span.
Judge Mary Fahy sentenced Hastings to a total 14 months in prison for all 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.