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FOUR REMANDED AFTER EAST GALWAY BURGLARIES

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Date Published: 09-Jul-2011

THREE adults have been remanded in custody to Castlerea Jail, and one juvenile has been remanded to St Patrick’s Institution, after being arrested in connection with burglaries in the East Galway area.

Superintendent Enda Walsh of Loughrea Gardai made an application to have the four remanded in custody following a spate of burglaries in the Western region.

The four appeared before Mr Justice Geoffery Browne at a special sitting of Galway District Court last evening (Fri)

The three men are William Connors (35) with an address in Carlow, a William Connors (22) with an address in Tallagh and William Casey (22) also with a Tallagh address.

The three adults have been remanded in custody in Castlerea Jail, to appear again at Harristown District Court next Friday. (July 15th).

The juvenile, who can’t be named for legal reasons, has been remanded to St Patrick’s Institution, with consent to bail to appear again at Loughrea District Court next Wednesday July 13th.

 

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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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