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JUSTICE MINISTER ASKED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FACTS SURROUNDING GERALD BARRY BAIL RELEASE

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Date Published: 25-Jul-2009

The Minister for Justice is being asked to take full responsibility for establishing the facts surrounding Gerald Barry bail release prior to Manuela Riedo murder.

Gerald Barry, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Manuela in Galway city in October 2007, was yesterday given two further life sentences for the rape of a 21 year old french student

The 29 year old, with an address in Rosan Glas Rahoon, raped the student near a GAA pitch in Mervue on August 16 2007

Days after raping the French student Barry was in court in Galway on a seperate assault charge involving his former partner, and despite objections by gardaí he was released on bail.

Seven weeks later he murdered 17-year-old Swiss student Manuel Riedo on the outskirts of Galway City

Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames says she wants the Minister for Justice to look seriously at the circumstances surrounding Gerald Barry’s baIl release…

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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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