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WANDERING DOGS ATTACK COWS IN MOYCULLEN

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Date Published: 23-Dec-2012

FARMERS in the Moycullen area are suffering serious losses as marauding dogs have been attacking cows in the area over the past few weeks.

One farmer had to have a cow destroyed after the animal broke her leg while being chased by the marauding dogs.

The latest attack was on Friday night and this is one of at least six such incidents, four of them very serious, as in-calf cows, and on some occasions small calves, were chased around fields and over ditches, drains, walls and other fences by the out-of-control dogs.

The attacks have happened in the Newtown, Corbally and Dovepark areas of Moycullen.

The Gardai say that anyone who sees marauding dogs chasing livestock, or who have any information, should contact their nearest Garda Station immediately.

The Gardai say that the owners of such dogs will face the full rigours of the law if their pets are wandering out-of-control and terrorising livestock.

 

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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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