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TWO REMANDED ON BAIL OVER CRIMINAL DAMAGE AT FORMER OCCUPY SITE

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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.

 

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

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

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

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

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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