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‘Wild West’ bar assault lands Bofeenaun man in court

A bar brawl, described in court as like something from the Wild West, landed a 33-year-old Bofeenaun man before Judge Mary Devins this week in Castlebar.

Ten months for stealing charity box

A 36-year-old man who committed a number of thefts around the city, including being caught with a stolen charity collection box stuffed down his trousers, has been sentenced to 10 months in jail.

Teen gets ten months for knocking security guard unconscious

A teenager who violently assaulted a shop security guard, knocking him unconscious, was sentenced to 10 months in jail at Galway District Court this week.

Obscure ruling could see man off drink driving charge

A drink driving case was adjourned for a fortnight in the District Court this week (October 9) when a judge accepted a defence solicitor’s contention that a Supreme Court decision in March could allow the defendant beat the charge.

Student knocks over garda after being helped down from a roof by fire brigade, court hears

A 21-year-old fitness student whose drunken stunt of climbing on the roof of a city centre shopping centre resulted in the fire brigade being called out was warned compensation will not be accepted until all legal costs were paid.

Man charged with possession of sawn-off shotgun

A 23-year-old Newcastle man charged with being in possession of a sawn-off shotgun at a house in the west of the city last year was granted bail at Galway District Court this week.

Persistent burglar given twenty two months and told to get a job

A district court judge told a persistent burglar, with 95 previous convictions, to get a job and live in the real world, before imposing the maximum sentence of 22 months for stealing more than €2,000 in cash during a series of burglaries committed over the course of four months this year.

Man converts attic into cannabis grow house to pay off debts

Under increasing pressure to pay back debts a 31-year-old man converted an attic into a grow house where 26 cannabis plants valued at over €10,000 was discovered, the Galway District Court heard this week.

Eleven months for burglary and counterfeit note scam

A 32-year-old man with 56 previous convictions was sentenced to 11 months in jail for burglary and fraud offences at Galway District Court this week.

Suspended sentence for man caught cycling along road while carrying baseball bat

A 23-year-old man who could give gardai no reason why he was cycling along a road at night holding a baseball bat was given the benefit of the doubt at Galway District Court and received a seven month suspended sentence as well as a €500 fine.


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