Closing Aran Island air service could lead to island depopulation

GALWAY ADVERTISER, April 17, 2014

The PSO for the air services amounts to an annual subvention of €1,880,913 to run the flights as well as the three aerodromes on the Aran Islands and the Connemara Regional Airport in Indreabhán. Aer Arann Islands currently employs 38 full-time and two part-time staff, to run these services.

The report says the Aer Arann PSO “compares very favourably to PSOs for other regional airports” such as Kerry (an average of €5,236,999 a year).

Galway mourns the tragic loss of two local men

GALWAY ADVERTISER, April 17, 2014

The funeral takes place today of Patrick O’Connor, the man who was tragically killed in a fire in his home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Mr O’Connor died when a blaze engulfed the house, which he shared with his brother in Liss in Headford, while the two men were asleep. Despite the efforts of family members and two units of the Tuam fire brigade, they were unable to remove him from his bedroom.

Five charged with spate of burglaries

GALWAY ADVERTISER, April 17, 2014

Four men and one woman appeared in court this week charged in connection with the theft of power tools worth more than €30,000 during a spate of recent burglaries at various locations throughout Galway and Roscommon.

Patrick Power (20) of 3 St Oliver’s Park, Clover Hill Road, Clondalkin, Martin Mongan (24) of Cluide, Corrandulla, John Francis Mongan (26) of 9 Ballyowen Lane, Lucan, as well as husband and wife Peter (36) and Mary Maughan (30) of 9 Ballyowen Lane, Lucan, Dublin, were brought in custody before Galway District Court on Monday where investigating gardai gave evidence of arrest, charge, and caution.

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