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Athenry man gets twelve months suspended for traveller’s cheque scam

A traveller’s cheque scam was so sophisticated that it not only duped an Athenry man struggling under the pressure of financial difficulty but also managed to pass the anti-fraud measures of two financial institutions a number of times before being detected, the Galway Circuit Criminal Court heard this week.

Man left in fear after biker gang ‘punishment beating’

A former bike repair business owner has been left too terrified to return to Galway after masked members of a biker gang entered his premises to deliver a ‘punishment beating’ for an unpaid loan using pepper spray and iron bars to inflict injuries including a number of cuts and broken limbs.

Asylum seeker jailed nine months for drug dealing

A 26-year-old asylum seeker was sentenced to nine months in jail for drug dealing after gardai raided his room seizing nearly €1,700 of cannabis herb, much of which was ‘bagged up’ for distribution.

Suspended sentence for Woodies theft

A man, with 45 previous convictions, who was caught pushing a shopping trolley containing stolen DIY goods, was given a three month suspended sentence at Galway District Court this week.

Jewellery for cash businesses must take more responsbility, says Judge in stolen jewellery case

A mother and son failed to contest the charges of handling stolen jewellery after their credibility was deemed by a District Court judge to be in tatters.

Woman gets two years for fatal hit and run

A bachelor farmer, left with “horrific” injuries after being hit by a jeep driven by a drunk driver, had been lying in a field for up to six hours before he was discovered, the Galway Circuit Criminal Court was told this week.

Probation service ‘stretched’, court hears

The probation services is currently “stretched” to the limit which could result in court referrals to the vital service being severely curtailed, the Galway District Court heard this week.

Man drove from court in car containing heroin

A man with 78 previous convictions had been caught ferrying drugs valued at €1,500, wrapped and ready for sale, to Galway city just hours after appearing before a court in Castlerea.

Cannabis addict with debts of €6,000 lured into dealing, court hears

A cannabis addict who amassed €6,000 in debts was lured into dealing drugs to a close circle of people in order to repay what he owed, the Galway District Court heard.

Man denies threatening bouncers over barrier obstruction

An ex-business man who quarrelled with bouncers at a city centre nightclub over the perceived dangers and permission to erect barriers on a public footpath denied shouting threats and pointing his fingers aggressively, saying he was simply remonstrating.

 

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