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TWO MEN APPEAR IN COURT IN GALWAY OVER ORGANISED CRIME

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Date Published: 03-Jun-2010

 

Two men have appeared in court in Galway in connection with an investigation into organised crime.

29 year old Paul Black of Corrach Bui, Rahoon, was brought in custody before Judge Mary Fahy at 9pm.

He’s charged that, between July 23, last year and June 1 of this year in Galway, he participated in an activity for the purpose of enhancing the ability of a criminal organisation to commit a serious offence, namely the possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Defence solicitor, Olivia Traynor told Judge Fahy she was consenting to her client being remanded in custody to Galway District Court next Wednesday, June 9.

Meanwhile, 29 year old Brian Walsh of Mincloon, Rahoon was charged with the burglary of Koztello Hair Salon in Knocknacarra on March 21st.

He was released on bail.

Five of the nine men arrested on Tuesday as part of the Garda operation were released without charge yesterday and a file is now being prepared for the DPP.

A tenth man was also arrested in Galway yesterday and is being detained at Tuam Garda station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

 

 

 

 

 

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

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

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

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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