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INVESTIGATORS TO LOOK INTO POSSIBLE TAMPERING OF HELICOPTER DOOR

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Date Published: 25-Jun-2007

The Air Accident Investigation Unit is examining the possibility that the door of the helicopter – which fell off and injured three people in Salthill yesterday – could have been tampered with

Four separate inquiries have been launched into the accident which happened just after 6 o’clock last evening when the side door fell off the RAF Merlin Helicopter.

Britain’s Ministry of Defence, the Irish Aviation Authority, the Air Accident Investigation Unit and Gardaí are investigating the incident.

Three people who were watching the Airshow on the beach suffered back and neck injuries when the door hit them as the helicopter took off from Salthill Park & headed out over the beach near Blackrock towards Galway Bay.

The door fell about a hundred feet and the spectators – two men and a woman – were brought to hospital with minor injuries but have since been discharged

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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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.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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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.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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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.

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