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FURTHER BAIL REMAND FOR FREEZER BODY MURDER

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Date Published: 17-Dec-2007

A Galway man, charged with the murder of a Dublin man whose body was found in a freezer behind a fishmonger’s shop in Galway city last June has been further remanded on bail to next March

43 year old Edward Griffin, 57 Cimín Mór, Cappagh Road, Salthill appeared before Galway District Court today [mon dec 17]

Edward Griffin’s charged with the murder of Dubliner, Patrick McCormack, on a date unknown between June 1 and September 30, 2002.

Griffin secured bail in the High Court in July and in Galway District Court today inspector Mick Coppinger said there was a huge file involved and that the Book of Evidence in the case was not yet ready.

Judge Mary Fahy agreed to adjourn the matter to March 5 next and she remanded Griffin on continuing bail to that date, while extending time for service of the Book of Evidence to that date also.

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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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