Galway city’s three electoral wards are next week due for major revisions ahead of next year’s Local Elections with extra seats for two wards, Galway City East to lose a seat, and Menlo, Castlelawn, and Tirellan to be transferred into Galway City Central.
Environment Minister Phil Hogan established the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee late last year to review the local electoral make-up of the State ahead of the 2014 Local Elections. The committee is due to publish its recommendations next week, either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Two men were last evening (Wednesday) found guilty of the murder of a Brazilian man whose body was found in a north Kerry bog.
The jury took just over one-and-a-half hours to return their verdicts at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Co Kerry.
A man, accused in connection with a serious assault that left another man in hospital, has been refused bail and remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court tomorrow.
Cormac Lee (45) with an address at 103 Tirellan Heights, Headford Road, was brought in custody before Galway District Court yesterday charged with alleged assault causing harm at Tirellan Heights in the early hours of May 22, contrary to Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.