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.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.