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SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR CZECH NATIONAL FOR CARELESS DRIVING AND ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR

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Date Published: 02-Mar-2010

 

A 33 year old czech national living in the city has been given a two month suspended sentence for careless driving and acting in an abusive manner towards another motorist.

Vladimir Novak, of 124 Cartur mór, Knocknacarra was handed down the sentence at Galway District Court for the offence which took place at the Quincentenary bridge last June.

The court heard that on the fourth of June 2009 at around 1pm, Novak had been driving with his wife and child around the Bodkin roundabout towards the Quincentenary bridge.

Another motorist told the court that she was coming off the roundabout and had her light indicator on and had full clearance to take the turn.

She later told the court that then while driving along the Quincentenary bridge Novak continued to beep his horn erraticaly, he then pulled out in the left hand lane to over took her and she was forced to break suddenly.

At the traffic lights, Novak jumped out of his car with his mobile phone and took photos of her car.

Judge Eamon O’ Brien fined Novak 200 euro for careless driving with 90 days to pay.

He also imposed two months imprisonment, suspended for two years provided he pay a bond of 500 euro, with an independent surety of 1000 euro and be of good behaviour for two years.

 

 

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

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

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

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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