Date Published: 01-Sep-2008
Onlookers and other motorists were terrified as two Garda cars had to chase a suspected hit-and-run driver through the streets of Galway city last evening.[31/8]
The car, understood to be driven by a foreign-national, hit another vehicle near the Raddison Hotel and failed to stop at about 4 o’clock last evening.
Gardai were alerted and two patrol cars gave chase as the driver took a left turn at the fire station on Fr Griffin road and headed for The Claddagh.
He came back up to Fr Griffin Road and headed towards Salthill at speed.
Along the route the car being chased by the Garda hit several other vehicles causing them damage and onlookers watched in horror as the car approached the Westside Junction at great speed.
The driver was taken to Mill street Garda station where he was detained for suspected drink driving and other motoring offences.
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.