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GARDA CHIEF SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IN RAHOON ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

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Date Published: 04-Sep-2008

The public are being asked to help in the ongoing investigation into yesterday’s serious assault in Rahoon, which resulted in a man being rushed to hospital.

A city man was today remanded in custody in connection with the suspected stabbing at 118 Claremont Park.

36 year old Billy McGinley, of the same address appeared before a special sitting of Derrynea District Court.

He was charged with assault causing harm under Section 3 of the Non-fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

Judge Mary Fahy remanded him in custody to appear before Galway District Court next Wednesday.

The victim, who’s in his early 30’s and from Kinvara, was rushed into emergency surgery at UHG after the alarm was raised at 7.30 am.

His condition was critical for a time yesterday but he’s now reported to be stable.

Gardai have now completed their door to door enquiries and Supt Noel Kelly who’s heading up the investigation says any help from the public would be very useful.

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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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