Date Published: 29-Jun-2008
Two more men have been arrested following a drugs swoop in the Claddagh in the city on Thursday
They are in custody at Milstreet Garda station under section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act.
Five people who were in Garda custody following a seizure of heroin on Saint Dominicks Road have been released without charge and a file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A substantional quantity of heroin, with a street value of 4,000 Euro was seized in a search on a house in Saint Dominicks Road and intitally three people in the house were searched.
During the Garda operation a pit bull terrier attacked a Garda, who received extensive leg injuries.
The 40-year-old member of the force had to receive over 100 stitches to his left leg BUT has made a good recovery following surgery,
The two dogs were put down and on Friday a man and a woman were also arrested and held at Mill Street Station in relation to the drugs seizure.
Yesterday morning, three more men were arrested in relation and held at Tuam and Loughrea Garda Stations.
These people have now been released and a file is being prepared for the DPP.
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.