Date Published: 23-Sep-2008
A self-confessed heroin addict and drug dealer, was jailed yesterday at Galway District Court for twelve months.
39 year old Shane Holian of 10 Ballybrit Cottages, Ballybrit, looked pale and thin, and continued to nod off as Gardai from the Drugs Unit gave evidence of catching him selling heroin ‘wraps’ to another man.
Holian denied having heroin, with a street value of €600, in his possession or with having the drug for sale or supply to another at Tuam Road, on February 8 last year.
He did admit having one “wrap” of heroin, valued at €60, in his possession, at Galway Garda Station and with having a small amount of cannabis resin on the same occasion.
Judge Fahy said she favoured the evidence given by the Gardai and she convicted Holian.
Judge Fahy sentenced Holian to 12 months for the drug dealing offence and she imposed concurrent once month sentences for possession of heroin at the garage and the Garda Station.
A €200 fine was imposed for being found in possession of the cannabis.
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.