Trial date to be fixed in October for road death of baby sisters in Tuam
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The trial date of a man charged in connection with the deaths of a toddler and her baby sister on the outskirts of Tuam last year will not be fixed until October.
Two-year-old Kate Gilmore and her 12-week-old sister, Grace, died following a collision on the N17 in Tuam, on Sunday 21 October, 2012.
41 year old, John O’Connor with an address at Tullinadaly Road in Tuam, is charged with dangerous driving causing death on 21 October last year.
He is also charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident; with dangerous driving at another location in Tuam on the same date and with failing to make a required declaration on a driving licence application.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court today, Mr Justice Raymond Groarke adjourned the matter to December 6th, when a date will be set for Mr O’Connor’s trial.
Farrell says eviction ban lift will be “judged harshest” of Government’s bad housing policies
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Mairead Farrell claims the lifting of the eviction ban will be judged the harshest of all the Government’s bad housing policies.
She told the Dáil it stands head and shoulders above all the terrible housing decisions this and the previous Government have made over the past decade.
She told Housing Minister Daragh O’ Brien that the real sticking point is that this decision was made in the full knowledge of the chaos it will cause.
258 people now listed as homeless across Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The number of homeless people in emergency accommodation has increased by almost 24 per cent in a year.
There are now almost 11,800 people homeless, including 258 people in County Galway.
According to the latest figures from the Department of Housing 11,742 people, including 3,373 children, now find themselves homeless.
It’s an increase of almost 24 per cent on the same month for last year.
The data, for the week of February 20th-26th, show there were 8,369 adults in emergency accommodation, an increase of 23 per cent on the figure for February last year.
In Dublin, there are 8,588 people, including 2,576 children, living in homelessness.
Meanwhile this month’s figures, when compared to January, remain relatively unchanged.
Man missing from Loughrea located safe and well
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man missing from Loughrea since earlier this week has been found safe and well.
25 year old Shane Walsh was last seen in Portumna on Wednesday 29th March, prompting a Garda appeal.
Gardaí have now confirmed he’s been located safe and well.