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JUDGE WARNS ECSTASY RAMPANT IN GALWAY

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Date Published: 18-Jan-2008

A Circuit Court Judge said this week that Ecstasy is rampant in Galway City and illegal drugs are at the base of a huge amount of crime in the town.

The Judge made his comments at Galway Circuit Criminal Court while dealing with an NUIG student who appealed a conviction imposed on him for being found in possession of one Ecstasy tablet in a city night-club.

Judge Groarke was hearing the appeal of 21 year old Oisin Casey who had pleaded guilty in the District Court to being found in possession of one Ecstasy tablet at Cuba night-club on October 23 last year.

Casey with a rental address at, 1 Oakwood Close, Shantalla Road, Galway, had taken one Ecstasy tablet from his friend in the toilet and was convicted of possession of the tablet and fined €250.

Affirming the order of the District court Judge Groarke explained, “If I granted this appeal I would be ‘rubber-stamping’ the use of drugs by young people in Galway and I’m not going to do that.”

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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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