A third chinese man has been charged in relation to a 2.5 million euro drugs haul near Milltown at the weekend.
Fang Si Lang(31), with an address at 73 The Old Distillery, Beresford, Dublin 7 appeared before Galway District Court this afternoon, where he was remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court.
Meanwhile, two other Chinese men appeared before a special sitting of Galway District Court yesterday (sun) on charges relating to the seizure of 3,000 Cannabis plants with an estimated value of 2.4 million Euro at a warehouse in Milltown on Saturday.
The two men, Zhi Qiang Lin (45) and Yuan Chen Wei (52) were both charged under Section 3, of posession, and under Section 17, of cultivation, of Cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act at Unit 7 of the N17 Industrial Park, Milltown.
A fourth Chinese man, remains in Garda custody at Millstreet station, where his period of detention has been extended, for more questioning.
Eamon Ryan voices opposition to old rail lines in West being turned into greenways
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Transport Minister says he wants to see older rail lines in the west and south return to their original use, not turned into greenways.
Eamon Ryan says he wants to see a revived ‘Western Atlantic Rail Corridor’, spanning from Ballina in Mayo to Rosslare in Wexford.
There had been initial plans for the Claremorris to Athenry, and Waterford to Wexford lines to be turned into greenways.
Minister Ryan says the outcome of a strategic rail review will determine the future of these former tracks.
Campaigners to protest at Skerritt Roundabout this weekend over ‘lethal’ conditions
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Campaigners are set to protest at Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway this weekend, over ‘lethal’ conditions at roundabouts across the city.
The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, will run a pop-up pedestrian crossing near the roundabout on Sunday at 11am.
They’re chosen Skerritt Roundabout as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.
But they say the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.
Organiser, Gráinne Faller, told David Nevin the people of Galway – whether on foot, on a bicycle or in a car – deserve far better.
Ballinasloe student creates award winning natural hair straightener
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A 13 year old student from Ardscoil Mhuire in Ballinasloe has been recognised for creating an innovative hair straightener.
Erin Godswill’s project came second in the science category of the national competition, Teen Turn’s Scifest.
The natural product, which resembles a hair mask, aims to straighten hair without any chemical treatment.
Ard Scoil Mhuire entered 6 projects, with one also entered from Presentation College Headford.
Erin explains how she developed the hair straightening mask.