Date Published: 19-Feb-2008
The date for fixing the re-trial of Galway County Councillor, Michael Fahy in connection with the alleged misappropriation of funding was adjourned today at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to next October.
57 year old Michael Fahy, from Caherduff, Ardrahan, was convicted by a jury at the same court last March on seven counts of theft and fraud including the misappropriation of 7,000 euro of Council funding.
The former Fianna Fail councillor was sentenced later that month to twelve months in prison and was fined €75,000 by Judge Raymond Groarke.
Today, his barrister, Mr. Francis Comerford indicated that the matter would not commence before next October by agreement with both the prosecution and defence teams
He suggested the case be entered on the court list at a later date.
Judge Groarke then adjourned the matter to the call-over date for setting trial dates on October 7 next.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
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.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
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.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
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.