Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Gardaí are ramping up visits to businesses across the county in an effort to improve crime prevention measures.
It follows two seperate aggravated burglaries which took place at premises in Athenry and Knockdoe in just over a week.
Three men, wearing dark clothing, targetted ‘Daybreak’ in Knockdoe at 9 o’clock Thursday night and managed to flee the scene with cigarettes and cash.
The owner, a woman in her 50s, was struck on the legs a number of times during the incident and received treatment at the scene.
Last week, the 20th of February, three men wearing balaclavas and hoodies entered the home of Frank and Mary Duane, who own the filling station and foodstore in Kiltullagh, about three miles from Athenry.
The gang forced a family member to open the safe of the business and managed to get a reported 10 thousand euro, before fleeing the scene in a car in the direction of Ballinasloe.
They kept the family captive for almost an hour and their son Anthony received a head injury during the incident.
Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.
4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.
The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill
Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.
Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.
The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.
As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.
Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.