Date Published: 27-Jun-2012
The case of two men charged with alleged criminal damage at the former Occupy Galway site has been deferred until October.
26 year old Chris Duignan with an address at 22 St. Cormac’s Park, Kilcormac, County Offaly appeared before Galway District Court today [Jun 27] while 19 year old Mark McKenna with a former address at 158 Laurel Park in Newcastle in the city was absent in court.
Both men are charged with alleged criminal damage at the former Occupy camp at Kennedy Park in Eyre Square on Thursday May 17th.
Garda Inspector Sean Glynn said instructions from the DPP are not yet available.
He requested a short adjournment and indicated that although the matter is still under investigation, it may not ‘trouble the court’.
A defence Barrister for both accused explained that the solicitor has been unable to contact Mark McKenna and it’s understood he has moved away from Galway.
A fresh application for legal aid for both was also made but was refused by Judge Mary Fahy who stressed that she had still reserved on that decision.
Garda Inspector Sean Glynn made no application for a bench warrant for the absent defendant in the circumstances.
Judge Mary Fahy remanded both on continuing bail to appear before Galway District Court again on 15th October.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.