Date Published: 11-Dec-2009
A US judge is reserving judgement on the extradition of an 81 year old Irish priest charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy in Donegal and Galway.
Fr Francis Markey is accused of raping the alleged victim during a pilgrimage to Lough Derg and again after the funeral of the boy’s father in Galway in 1968.
At yesterday’s hearing, his defence lawyers argued a case of mistaken identity.
They also said a change in Irish law abolished the crime with which Fr Markey is charged.
The judge will make his decision at the end of the month.
Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case
Date Published: 07-May-2013
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.
Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.
It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.
Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.