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SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR CITY WOMAN FOR FALSE RAPE ALLEGATION

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 14-Oct-2008

A drunken woman who shouted “rape” when a taxi driver, whom she had refused to pay, threatened to take her to the Garda Station, was given two suspended prison sentences at Galway District Court yesterday.

Judge Aeneus McCarthy imposed two consecutive two-month sentences on 26 year old Florence Healy of 190 Laurel Park, Newcastle, which he suspended for twelve months.

He said that anyone who made a false allegation of rape should go to prison as it was a very, very serious offence.

Florence Healy pleaded guilty to trying to make off without paying a €13 taxi fare, to breaching the peace, to being drunk in public and to assaulting the taxi driver.

The driver threatened to take her straight to the Garda Station when she wouldn’t pay her fare and at that point Healy started shouting, “rape”, while still in the taxi.

Defence solicitor, Sean O’Carroll said his client was a single mother and her child would suffer if she received a custodial sentence.

Imposing a two-month sentence on Healy for assaulting the taxi driver and a further two months for breaching the peace by shouting out “rape”, Judge McCarthy said anyone who made a false allegation of that nature should go to prison.

He then suspended the sentence on condition Healy keep the peace and be of good behaviour for twelve months.

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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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