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Jilted chef jailed for knife incident on Shop Street

A jilted chef swung a knife about as he walked down Shop Street at the height of the tourist season. Kamil Kowal (26), formerly of Lodge Road, Westport, appeared in custody before Galway District Court...

Ex-publican claims Gardaí ‘kicked and lashed’ door

The former licensee of a city pub claimed the building’s foundations were rocked by a Garda sergeant “kicking and lashing” the front door as they tried to raid the premises late one night. Mark Moran,...

Man tells Judge he couldn’t attend court due to series of funerals

A judge would love to know how many funerals a man attended over the last 14 years, given that when he was supposed to be in court he claimed to be attending funerals in...

New homeless family hub will house 40 people

The B&B recently purchased by Galway City Council for homeless families will provide shelter for a maximum of 40 people. The local authority has invited tenders from suitable organisations to operate the 12-bedroom facility in...

Nurse jailed for syringe assault on colleague

A psychiatric nurse has been sentenced to twelve months in prison for assaulting another nurse with a syringe filled with sedating, anti-psychotic medication. Kofi Kankam (48), 15 The Clarin, Athenry, denied a charge of assaulting...

Grant money key to new Galway City ‘cultural district’

Unless Fáilte Ireland stumped up a minimum of €5 million towards the refurbishment and extension of the Galway City Museum into Comerford House and onto the top of the Spanish Arch, the flagship 2020...


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