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Socialist party backs call to reopen Connemara plane crash case

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

The Justice Minister is being urged to re-open an investigation into a military plane crash in Connemara almost 4 years ago.

22-year-old Cadet, David Jevens and Captain Derek Furniss were killed in the training crash near Cornamona on October 12th 2009.

The Jevens family have consistently raised concerns about the military inquiry into the crash and asked the Justice Minister to review the case.

However, Minister Alan Shatter has declined to re-open the case stating that the concerns raised by the young cadet’s family don’t directly bear on the accident.

The family have indicated that they may take their case to Europe.

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Man pleads guilty to city robbery after 8 years

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A 41-year-old Galway man has pleaded guilty to the robbery of cash from a city shop eight years ago.

Joe Walsh, of 15 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of €2,800 cash from the Mace shop on Shantalla Road, on July 29, 2005.

The facts were admitted in a second charge of causing criminal damage in the shop on the same date.

Judge Rory McCabe directed the preparation of a probation report and adjourned sentencing to October 15.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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