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The State’s Direct Provision service will be examined and scrutinised in a public talk entitled The Right to Have Rights, which will be given by Dr Bryan McMahon, which will be given in NUI Galway next week.
A landowner has been convicted of a breach to the Water Pollution Act in Glenamaddy, Co Galway which resulted in a fish kill. At a sitting of Tuam District Court, Michael Conneally of Boyounagh, Glenamaddy pleaded guilty to permitting silage effluent to enter the Yellow River, a tributary of the Clare River, on June 15 2016.
In terms of professional recognition and box office takings, the 1952 film The Quiet Man was a big success, the romantic comedy-drama was a gamble for Irish American director John Ford who was, until then, known largely for his high octane Westerns. The gamble paid off and Ford scooped his fourth Best Director Oscar for The Quiet Man. Though the film's stars John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara did not receive nominations, the film was nominated for seven awards and eventually won two at the 1953 Academy Awards. Its success was good news for Ireland, especially along the Mayo-Galway border, and the village of Cong in particular, where the film had been shot. Ford and his Hollywood entourage arrived in the west in the summer of 1951 to begin recording the film's outdoors scenes. The production had brought welcome employment to the area and the end result showcased the beauty of the region to a global audience.
Longford-Westmeath Independent Alliance Deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, says the introduction of new stricter bail terms for repeat serious offenders will help cut crime – especially in rural areas.
A 38-year-old local man appeard in court this week in relation to a robbery at a bookmakers in Baylough last weekend.
A 70-year-old man was remanded in custody on Wednesday to appear today in Harristown Court after being charged under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act and appearing in Castlebar District Court on that charge. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Tuesday by gardai and was charged in Claremorris Garda Station.
Statistics released by the Central Statistics Office have revealed that 408 burglaries were recorded in the Westmeath Garda division in the 12 months up to the end of September, 2015.
Almost a quarter of a million crimes — from murder to public order breaches — have been committed by offenders out on bail for other charges over the past 10 years, leading a Galway TD to demand changes in the laws as to how such people are dealt with.
The jury in the trial of Jimmy Devaney, who is accused of murdering Marie Greene in Athlone four years ago, will retire today to consider its verdict.
Gardai are able to arrest motorists caught driving while disqualified, under new rules that came into force this week.