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CASTLEGAR MAN DESCRIBED AS HAUNTING COURTHOUSE

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Date Published: 15-Nov-2007

A Castlegar man who spent the morning at Galway District Court walking in and out of the courtroom telling friends when their cases were called, was not present in the courtroom himself when his case was mentioned

Judge Mary Fahy remarked that the court would need a revolving door to accommodate the man

James Lynch, of Two-Mile-Ditch, Castlegar, was charged with driving without insurance or a driving licence at Ballybane on October 2 last.

When he failed to answer when his name was called, Judge Fahy remarked the accused, who was “well known” to the court, had been in and out of the court all morning and it was “just typical” that he wasn’t present when his own case was called.

“He is the biggest messer, going in and out, in and out of the court all day. He’s haunting the place. He actually comes to court when he is not needed at all” Judge Fahy aid of the accused.

Judge Mary adjourned the matter to next Monday, for hearing

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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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