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GARDAÍ RELEASE DESCRIPTION OF CITY MURDER VICTIM

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Date Published: 10-Oct-2007

The Garda team leading the investigation into the brutal killing of the Swiss teenager whose body was found near Lough Atalia in Renmore yesterday are appealing for help from the public

The 17 year old student was strangled, and her partially clothed body was found at 9.30am yesterday on the Military Path between Lakeshore Drive and Ceannt station

A massive Garda hunt, involving a team of over 50 Gardaí, is underway to try and catch Manuela’s killer

They’ve enlisted the help of officers from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Dublin and the Garda Immigration Bureau.

Maunela Reido was 5’4″ in height with brown shoulder length brown hair.

When last seen she was wearing black suede boots, a grey sleeved top with narrow stripes and a red and black cardigan which had two black sleeves and a diamond shape on the back.

She was also wearing a waist length black herringbone coast, and grey jeans.

She was carrying a distinctive large black handbag with a cherry pattern on eth front.

She had a small diamond stud in the left side of her nose and wore a silver ring on her middle finger

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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