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# oughterard - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'Nothing special being asked of Oughterard' in accommodating asylum seekers, said top Justice official

Plans for a Direct Provision centre were abandoned after weeks of protests by locals.

# oughterard - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Woman (50s) seriously injured after she was struck by a car last night in Galway

She is receiving treatment today at University Hospital Galway.

# oughterard - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Oughterard Direct Provision centre operator feared arson attack after men allegedly breached property

Plans for the centre were abandoned after weeks of protests by locals.

# oughterard - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It is disappointing': Govt reacts to decision to withdraw tender for Oughterard Direct Provision centre

The plan to accommodate asylum seekers at the former hotel sparked protests in recent weeks.

# oughterard - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

# oughterard - Monday 23 September, 2019

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

# oughterard - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals

Seán Kyne TD added that the State has a duty to provide for asylum seekers.

# oughterard - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Protest in Oughterard over Direct Provision centre concerns

Hundreds of people took part in the protest in the Galway town.

# oughterard - Friday 13 September, 2019

Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting

Footage shared on social media shows Noel Grealish referencing “economic migrants” from Africa coming to “sponge off us”.

# oughterard - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting

Locals expressed their frustration at a meeting in Oughterard yesterday evening.

'There's an absence of information': Calls for clarity after 700 people attend meeting about Galway direct provision centre

Locals are concerned about what it would mean for the town if the building accommodates asylum seekers.

# oughterard - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Bouncer found guilty of manslaughter of Galway publican who was beaten and bound in ladies toilet

John Kenny was discovered lying face down in the ladies toilets of his bar.

# oughterard - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Shoulder blades of Galway publican were 'broken into small pieces', manslaughter trial hears

John Kenny was found dead on 25 September 2011.

# oughterard - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Bouncer charged with manslaughter after Galway publican 'savagely beaten to death'

John Kenny was found dead on 25 September 2011.

# oughterard - Saturday 7 July, 2018

16-year-old cyclist dies after collision with car in Kildare

The accident happened on 3 July near the Kildare village.

# oughterard - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Gardaí investigating sudden death of woman (64) in Co Galway hotel bedroom

A post-mortem is due to be carried out.

# oughterard - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Woman in her 70s killed in afternoon house fire in Galway

The fire broke out at around 12.30pm, gardaí have said.

# oughterard - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

ESB restores power to 20k customers but urges conservation of electricity in Achill

There were major faults in the system in west Galway and on Achill this afternoon.

# oughterard - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Arthur’s Day: the man himself couldn’t be here – so we paid a visit Arthur's Day This post contains images

Arthur’s Day: the man himself couldn’t be here – so we paid a visit recently paid its respects at the quiet resting place of the man of the day.

# oughterard - Monday 17 September, 2012

Four men appear in Galway court over €750k cannabis haul

Gardaí arrested six people at the weekend in connection with the major haul of cannabis plants in Tuam and Oughterard.

# oughterard - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Six arrested as cannabis plants seized in Galway

The plants have an estimated street value of €750,000, say Gardaí.

# oughterard - Monday 20 August, 2012

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues' HSE

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues'

Owen Riff nursing home in Oughterard, Galway has been taken over by the HSE after an unannounced inspection by HIQA.

# oughterard - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Another arrest in John Kenny murder probe

Meanwhile, the woman arrested earlier this week in connection with the murder has been released without charge.

# oughterard - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Two more released over murder of publican John Kenny

The investigation into the Galway publican and teacher’s death continues with a woman arrested last night still in Garda custody.

# oughterard - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Four more arrested over murder of Galway teacher and publican

The four men were arrested today in connection with the death of John Kenny, 56, in Oughterard over a week ago.

# oughterard - Monday 3 October, 2011

Man denied bail over murder of Oughterard publican

A 37-year-old father of two, Florin Fitzpatrick, is refused bail at Galway District Court due to the possibility of further charges.

# oughterard - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Man for court over murder of Galway teacher John Kenny

Relatives found Mr Kenny’s body in the pub he ran last Sunday, after he was killed in a violent assault.

# oughterard - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Funeral of Galway schoolteacher takes place in Oughterard

A man in his thirties remains in Gardai custody in connection with the death of the father-of-four, whose body was found in the family pub.

# oughterard - Thursday 29 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning: man arrested in connection with Galway death; company to transfer some Athlone jobs to Thailand; and Heidi the cross-eyed opossum is put to sleep.

Man arrested over murder of Galway publican John Kenny

Investigation into the death of the publican and secondary school teacher last weekend continues.

# oughterard - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Death of Galway publican caused by assault, says pathologist

A post-mortem on 56-year-old John Kenny shows he died as a result of an assault; Gardaí have appealed for witnesses.

# oughterard - Monday 26 September, 2011

Investigation into death of Co Galway publican

The body of a man was found in the pub he ran in Oughterard yesterday and gardaí say they are treating the death as suspicious.

# oughterard - Sunday 25 September, 2011

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED an investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in Oughterard, Co Galway at around 6pm this evening. The man is thought to be aged in his mid-50s. The body remains at the scene, which has been sealed off, and the state pathologist has been notified.