Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Supreme Court has ordered the State to pay the entire costs of a Galway man’s unsuccessful action to have his trial heard by a bilingual jury.
Peadar Ó Maicín from Rosmuc who now lives in Salthill, undertook the Supreme Court appeal for his trial on assault charges.
He lost the appeal by a four to one majority last February.
Peadar Ó Maicín wanted the jury in his trial to be selected from a specially designated area of south Connemara where most of the population speaks Irish.
The High Court rejected the request and Ó Maicín took the case to the Supreme Court which also ruled against the bilingual jury, according to today’s Irish Times
However because of the constitutional issues raised by the appeal, the Supreme Court has granted an application by legal representatives for Peader Ó Maicín that costs be covered by the State.
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Tuam student wins award for outstanding business and accounting Leaving Cert results
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The inaugural N17 Plaza Business Award has been presented to University of Galway student, Eimhin Mulligan.
The award, exclusive to St Jarlath’s College in Tuam, is aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers related to business.
Eimhin, who did the Leaving Cert last year, excelled in both business and accounting exams
He’s now studying for a Commerce Degree at University of Galway.
Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, presented the cash prize and a plaque at a function at the secondary school campus in Tuam
Appeal to An Bord Pleanala over apartment block at Ballymoneen Road
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala against approval for an apartment development at Ballymoneen Road.
The project, led by Crescent Co. Ownership, would include 17 apartments in a mix of single and two-bed units.
The three-story building would be located on a site near the existing Portacarron estate and the Western Distributor Road junction.
The plans were given the green light by city planners earlier this month.
An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala – with a decision due in May.
New care programme for older people launched at embattled Clifden District Hospital
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new care programme for older people has been launched at Clifden District Hospital.
The clinic aims to cater to those with complex health and social care needs in their own community.
The new clinic comes amid long-running local concerns on the future of the hospital, difficulty in recruiting staff, and the downgrading of services.
The First Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons – or ICPOP – is a one-stop shop for those with complex health and social care needs.
It aims to shift the delivery of care away from acute hospitals towards community based, planned and co-ordinated care.
The team will work closely with local GP’s and Primary Care staff, in line with the vision for Sláintecare.
Galway Bay fm news contacted the HSE for comment, but was told no-one was available at this time to discuss the new clinic.