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SCIENTIST GIVES EVIDENCE AT GALWAY MANS APPEAL OF MURDER CONVICTION

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 18-Jan-2008

A Scientist who analysed statements of a confession allegedly made by a Galway man about a murder over 20 years ago says they were the work of more than one person.

Dr. Michael George Farringdon made the claim in the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday where Ballinasloe man Michael Joseph Kelly is appealing his conviction for murdering 87-year-old Margaret Glynn in 1983.

Today’s Irish Times reports that the court heard yesterday that Dr Farrington analysed the statements using a method of analyses known as the QSUM method.

Dr Farringdon told counsel that he concluded the alleged confession was the work of more than one person by comparing the language then used by Kelly to a transcript of what he had said at his trial in1983.

Fifty Four year old Michael Joesph Kelly has always denied murdering Mrs Glynn, which he was convicted of and sentenced to life in prison.

He was released on license over a decade ago

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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