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TWO MEN IN COURT FOR COUNTY BOOKIES ROBBERIES

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Date Published: 10-Feb-2009

Two men appeared in custody before Galway District Court yesterday charged with robbing three bookie offices around the county last week

Before the court were 26 year old Kenneth Bowden from Hacketstown, Co. Carlow, and 21 year old Graham Coughlan of Tang, Ballymahon, Co. Westmeath.

Both men were charged with robbing €1700 cash from staff at SU2 Sports Bookmakers, Main Street, Craughwell, on January 31 and with robbing €30 cash from staff at Oran Sports Bookmakers, Main Street, Oranmore, on the same date.

They’re also charged with robbing €200 cash from staff at Pyramid Bookmakers, Summerfield, Claregalway, on February 2.

Both accused, who were living in rented accommodation at Kilcornan, Clarenbridge, were arrested by Gardai last Friday.

Judge Mary Fahy remanded Bowden in custody with consent to bail on his own surety of €1,000 and one independent surety of €1,000 to appear before Harristown District Court this Friday [feb 13]

Coughlan was granted bail on the same terms to appear before Galway District Court on February 23 for DPP’s directions.

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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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