Galway Bay fm newsroom – Sentencing has been adjourned in the case of a man and a woman who assaulted an NUI Galway student.
20 year old Andrew Dolan from Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim received fatal injuries during an assault on Pearse Street in Mullingar on December 23rd 2011.
He died in Beaumont Hospital nine days later.
21 year old Jessica Hughes of Greenfield Heights, Rathwire, Killucan, Co Westmeath and 24 year old Patrick Daly of Mulphedder, Clonard, Co Meath were acquitted of Andrew Dolan’s manslaughter in January.
The jury however found Patrick Daly guilty of assault causing harm, and Jessica Hughes guilty on a lesser charge of assault.
Another man, 22 year old Patrick Farrell of Cornamuckla, Broadford, Co Kildare admitted manslaughter and received a three and a half year prison sentence last July.
Judge Anthony Hunt adjourned the sentencing until May 12th at Mullingar Circuit Court.
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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.
52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.
An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.
The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.
More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.
The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.
In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.
The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.