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Ten Galway businesses feature on latest defaulter list from Revenue



Galway Bay fm newsroom- 10 Galway businesses feature on the latest list of tax defaulters published by the Revenue.

73 cases are published nationwide with a total settlement amount of over 12 million euro.

P & J Gillane Transport Limited, now in liquidation, of Glenbrack in Gort, made Galway’s top settlement in the latest list with a settlement of over 483 thousand euro.

This involved a revenue audit case.

This was followed by clothes and jewellery retailer Twice as Nice Limited of 5 Quay Street in the city who made a total settlement of over 294 thousand euro in a revenue audit case.

Born Clothing Limited of Newtownsmith in the city made a settlement of over 261 thousand euro in a revenue audit case.

Medical consultancy John McDonnell Anaesthetist Limited of 11 Carraig An Iolair in Barna made a settlement of over 240 thousand euro in a revenue audit case.

Quarry operator Michael Power of 65 Cnocan Rua in Moycullen made a settlement of over 159 thousand euro in a revenue audit case.

Paul Madden trading as Forest Catering of Forest View, Lisheenkyle, Oranmore made a settlement of over 97 thousand euro.

Medical practitioner Philippa Kildea Shine of 11 Carraig An Iolair in Barna made a settlement of over 76 thousand euro in a revenue audit case.

Contract Trading Limited, a builder from Mullaghmore in Moylough, made a settlement of over 50 thousand euro in a revenue audit case.

Bookmaker James Dillon, trading as T&N Betting of Derryhoyle More in Craughwell made a settlement of 41 thousand euro in a revenue audit case.

Landlord Ann Mulryan Hanley of 42 Castlegrounds in Corofin made a settlement of over 40 thousand euro in a revenue offshore assets investigation case.

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Death announced of former Bishop of Galway



Dr Martin Drennan.

The death has occurred of the former Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora Martin Drennan, six years after he announced his retirement on health grounds. He was aged 78.

The Galway Diocesan Office confirmed the death this (Saturday) afternoon of the Bishop and Apostolic Administrator Emeritus, who oversaw the Diocese for eleven years.

Born on January 2, 1944 in Piltown, County Kilkenny, he studied for the priesthood at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, from where he was ordained to the priesthood in 1968. His brother Michael is also a priest.

Following his ordination, he continued his studies in Rome where he was awarded a Licentiate in both sacred theology and sacred scripture. He returned to Rome in 1980 to become spiritual director at the Pontifical Irish College for the next five years.

He became a lecturer in sacred scripture at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, where he continued to teach until his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin in 1997 with responsibility for East Wicklow and South Dublin.

Following the retirement of Bishop James McLoughlin, Bishop Drennan was appointed Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora and he was installed on July 3, 2005 in Galway Cathedral.

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O’Flaherty’s promising start



Outgoing Cllr Terry O’Flaherty (Ind) is on course to retain her City Council seat – and top the poll in City East. 

With 33% of the boxes tallied, Cllr O’Flaherty is polling strongly, particularly in Renmore. 

Michael John Crowe is ahead of his running mate Alan Cheevers for the Fianna Fáil vote, according to the early figures, although that could change when Doughiska and Roscam boxes are opened. 

The Green Party’s Claire Hillery is on about 7%, with Fine Gael on 10% and Sinn Fein on 5%.

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Tallies underway as votes are sorted



The opening of boxes for the local elections began at 9am this morning in Leisureland when the tallymen (and women) kicked into gear.

As regards the Galway County Council elections, the smaller areas are being opened first which means that the four-seater Connemara North boxes will be first in the pecking order.

It will be followed by Gort-Kinvara (5 seats), Connemara South (5 seats), Athenry-Oranmore (7 seats), Ballinasloe (6 seats), Loughrea (5 seats) and finally Tuam (7 seats).

The boxes in these areas will be opened and tallied in that particular order before being transferred to the Galway Lawn Tennis Club on Threadneedle Road where the counting will commence around mid-morning.

That is when the fun will really begin – although the tallies should give a good indication as to where most of the seats are destined.

As regards the city, the Galway City East boxes were opened first, followed by Galway City Central and finally Galway City West. These votes will be transferred to the Westside Centre by around 11am for counting.

There are 39 seats on Galway County Council to be filled with 18 on Galway City Council. The City Council count is expected to conclude on Saturday night but the County Council count – with seven electoral areas to be filled – could well go into Monday.

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