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ANOTHER WOMAN ARRESTED IN OUGHTERARD MURDER INVESTIGATION

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Date Published: 06-Oct-2011

There has been another arrest as part of the investigation into the murder of Oughterard man John Kenny

A woman in her early sixties was arrested in the Claregalway area shortly before 5 this evening

She was arrested under section 30 of the offences against the state act and is being questioned at Mill Street station in the city

Earlier today, a woman in her 30s arrested in Claregalway on Wednesday night was released without charge

Three men and a 17 year old boy who were also arrested earlier in the week were released without charge yesterday

However, a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions

Last Sunday 37 year old Romanian national Florin Fitzpatrick with an address at the Green, College Road in the city was charged with withholding information in relation to the investigation

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.

It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.

Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.

That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.

The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.

He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.

Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.

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