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WOMAN JAILED FOR USING STOLEN CREDIT CARD IN CITY SHOPS

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 15-May-2008

A South African woman was jailed for 15 months at Galway District Court this week for using a stolen credit card to obtain goods from two city shops.

35 year old, Oriana Bailey of 39 Costa na Mara, Oranmore, pleaded guilty to using a stolen credit card, belonging to an Irish woman on August 30, last year.

Bailey used the stolen card to pay for a pair of boots valued at 225 euro in Brown Thomas and a pair of shoes valued at €150 at Cinders shoe shop, Abbeygate Street.

Inspector Mick Coppinger said Bailey had gone into the shops and had picked out the items she wanted, telling staff she would be back later to pick them up.

She then waited a while before ringing both shops and paying for the goods by credit card over the phone.

She then made arrangements to pick up the goods.

Judge Mary Fahy said credit card fraud was a huge industry and Bailey was part of that industry, before sentencing her to sentences totally 15months.

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Judge adjourns Connemara assault case

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

 

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