Date Published: 06-Jun-2011
Gardai are on the hunt for a city man who they want to question in relation to a serious assault on an English woman at his home in the early hours of Sunday morning. They are also seeking the help of two taxi drivers who may be able to further the investigation.
The woman, who is understood to be from the Liverpool area, was visiting Galway with a large group of people for a hen night.
Described as being in her mid 20s, with long brown hair which was tied up, she was distinctively dressed in a ¾ length red jumpsuit, which was off her left shoulder.
The group went to Coyote’s night club on Forster Street on Saturday night, where she met a male and went back to his home in Clifden Crescent, Newcastle, at about 3.40am.
There she was viciously attacked, and received serious injuries to her head and body. She managed to escape and ran to a neighbouring house, from where the alarm was raised.
Gardai sealed off the scene for a technical examination, and the woman was taken away in an ambulance. She was hospitalised, but her injuries are not life threatening.
See full story in this week’s Connacht Sentinel.
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.