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Two found guilty of assault in Andrew Dolan manslaughter trial to be sentenced in April

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A jury has found two people NOT guilty of the manslaughter of NUIG biomedical engineering student Andrew Dolan, but guilty of his assault.

The 20 year old from Carrick-On-Shannon in County Leitrim died in hospital in Dublin on January 1st 2012 following an assault at Pearse St, Mullingar on December 23rd 2011.

21 year old Jessica Hughes, of Greenfield Heights, Rathwire, Killucan, Co Westmeath, and 23 year old Patrick Daly, of Mulphedder, Clonard, Co Meath were both charged with the manslaughter of Andrew Dolan.

This evening, the jury of seven men and five women found both of them NOT guilt of manslaughter, but they found Jessica Hughes guilty of assault, and Patrick Daly guilty of assault causing harm.

The jury at Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court, sitting in Tullamore, had begun deliberations on Tuesday.

Jessica Hughes and Patrick Daly will be sentenced on April 7th.

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Draft Tuam Local Area Plan now on public display

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The draft Local Area Plan for Tuam is now on public display, with documents also available on the county council website.

The 2023-2029 plan can be inspected, and submissions can be made by members of the public until 4PM on March 23rd.

A number of other plans for the area are also on display, including a Local Transport Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.

They are available to view at the Planning Counter at County Hall, Tuam Library and Tuam Civic Offices.

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University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.

The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.

They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.

Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.

Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.

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Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.

Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.

He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.

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