Date Published: 30-Jul-2011
Galway Gardai are still hunting for two men in connection with a serious incident in Eyre Square which has left a young man fighting for his life in hospital.
The 20 year old man was on top of an ESB substation in the centre of the square around 3.15 am when he fell off during a row, sustaining serious head injuries.
The man is currently in a critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit of University Hospital Galway.
He was rushed there from Eyre Square around half three this morning after the incident took place.
Gardai say further tests will be carried out on the man by doctors to ascertain the severity of his head injuries.
A senior Garda source said he was standing on a 10 foot high ESB substation at 3.15 am when two more youths in their early twenties came along and became involved in an altercation.
Gardai say that at some stage during the row, the victim was pushed off the shelter and fell to the ground, sustaining serious head injuries.
The two youths then fled the scene in the direction of Shop Street.
They’re described as both being approximately 20 years of age.
One man was wearing a black shirt and a grey tie, while the second man was wearing a purple and black shirt and a red tie.
Gardai have carried out a forensic examination of the scene in Eyre Square.
They’re appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 091 53 8000.
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.