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SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR DEFRAUDING CITY BANK

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 21-Oct-2011

A 30 year old man has received a nine month suspended sentenced for impersonating a friend to withdraw money from a city bank.

Ian O’Sullivan with an address at 54 Cherry Lawn, Church Road, Blackrock, Cork city appeared at Galway District Court.

Garda Paul McNulty gave evidence that O’Sullivan had dishonestly induced an AIB official on the Tuam Road in the city, to withdraw €650 from his friend’s account, on 28th February this year.

The court also heard that he had signed a withdrawal slip in the name of his friend to access the funds without ID, having built up a knowledge of the account holder’s number, address details and date of birth.

Defence Solicitor Sean Acton said O’Sullivan had a gambling problem and had immediately admitted to defrauding the bank and his friend, whom he had grown up with in Fermoy.

Judge Mark Fahy imposed a nine month prison sentence, suspended for two years, on condition O’Sullivan is of good behaviour and stays away from Galway city and county.

 

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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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