Date Published: 24-Jul-2011
Investigating Gardaí say it’s likely more charges will be made following the discovery of a body in Glenamaddy last evening.
The body, believed to be that of missing Glenamaddy resident Juris Buls, was removed from the area at lunchtime today and taken to UHG.
State pathologist Michael Curtis is carrying out the post-mortem on the body which has not yet been formally identified.
This morning a 35 year old Latvian man appeared before a special sitting of Tuam district court charged in connection with his disappearance.
Sergejs Kraus of 12 dudley heights Glenamaddy has been charged with witholding information contrary to section 9 of the offences against the state act.
Judge Geoffrey Browne refused an application for bail and remanded him in custody to appear before Tuam district court next Tuesday. (26/07)
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.