Remand prisoner who escaped after being taken to Mayo General hospital apprehended by Gardai

Detained in Tullamore

Sligo News File

A man on remand at Castlerea Prison who escaped after being taken to Mayo General Hospital at the weekend has been detained by Gardai.

The prisoner, in his 30s, was reportedly apprehended in Tullamore.

He made his escape when he was taken to the hospital for treatment on Saturda

He is currently in garda custody.

Man charged with assaulting mayor of Galway.

In Galway, a 26-year old man has been remanded in custody in connection with an alleged assault on the mayor of the city.

He is charged with assaulting Niall McNeilis at Wolfe Tone Bridge on September 7.

Judge Mary Fahy remanded him in custody to appear before the court by video link from Castlerea Prison on Monday