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TUAM MAN JAILED AS ACCOMPLICE IN MUGGING

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Date Published: 14-Dec-2007

A Circuit Court Judge has jailed a Tuam man who was an accomplice to the mugging of a 32 year old engineer in August last year.

Before Galway Circuit Criminal Court this week was 26 year old Gary Taylor of Ballinakilla, Togher, Tuam who accompanied Shane Mannion when robbing the victim at RosChaoin, Roscam.

Gary Taylor had been at home in bed in Tuam earlier that night when 20 year old Shane Mannion rang him from Galway saying he could not get a lift home.

Taylor, who was sober, drove into Galway and collected Mannion and a juvenile.

On the way home they spotted the victim walking alone and Mannion decided to rob him while the other two agreed to help.

Judge Raymond Groarke told Taylor that he was sober at the time of the offence and he had no excuse for going along with Mannion who was drunk.

The Judge said he had a major difficulty in trying to differentiate between both accused, even though Taylor had not hit the victim as Mannion had done.

He sentenced Taylor to six months in prison, which was backdated to November 26 last, when the accused was first taken into custody.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

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

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

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

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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