Date Published: 02-Aug-2011
A 30 year old woman has been remanded in custody in connection with the murder of Kevin Joyce in Salthill over the bank holiday weekend.
Maura Thornton of Apartment 1, 183 Upper Salthill was remanded to the Courts of Criminal Justice next Tuesday August the 9th at Galway District Court this morning.
The victim of Sunday night’s murder has been named locally as 59 year old Kevin Joyce, understood to be at native of county Mayo.
He was stabbed to death in an apartment complex close to the Seapoint Amusement Centre.
Garda Greg Flemming of Salthill Garda station gave evidence of her arrest, charge and caution at 10.50 last night at Galway Garda station.
In reply to the charge, Thornton said ‘May he rest in peace’.
Judge Gerard Furlong granted Maura Thornton free legal aid and directed that all appropriate medical and psychiatric assessment and/or treatment be given to her on arrival at Mountjoy women’s prison.
He remanded the accused in custody to appear before the Courts of Criminal Justice court number 2 at 10.30 next Tuesday morning.
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.