Date Published: 10-Jul-2008
A PhD student was successful this week in his appeal against the severity of a four-month prison sentence imposed on him last year for being abusive and insulting to a Garda at a rave party and for resisting arrest.
Passing sentence initially in Galway District Court, Judge Mary Fahy said, 26 year old Gerald Glynn of 24 Beechcourt, Grattan Road, had shown no remorse for his belittling attitude towards Garda Peter McGuinness.
Glynn appealed the sentences the following month to the Circuit Criminal Court.
Judge Raymond Groarke decided to adjourn the matter for one year to see if Glynn behaved himself in the meantime.
State solicitor, William Kennedy told the Circuit Court hearing this week that Glynn had not come to the attention of the Gardai in the interim.
He suspended the sentences imposed in the District Court and bound Glynn to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for two years.
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.