Date Published: 07-May-2011
A man from the Spiddal area has died following a road traffic collision near the village in the early hours of today.
The incident happened at approximately 1 am this morning when the man, who is in his 30s, was walking at Salahoona when he was struck by a car travelling on the R336.
The body of the local man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was taken to University Hospital, Galway where a Post Mortem examination is expected to be carried out later today.
The driver of the car, was trauamatised but uninjured in the incident.
Gardai at Salthill and Spiddal have been investigating the incident and the road on the West side of Spiddal village has been closed since shortly after the incident.
Traffic has been disrupted in the area and vehicles are being diverted at Spiddal village and at Casla while a forensic examination of the scene is carried out.
The Gardai at Salthill have confirmed to Galway Bay Fm that they hope to reopen the R336 sometime after 10.30 this morning.
The early morning Bus eireann service from Carraroe was also disrupted following the incident but a Bus Eireann spokesperson says that they hope services on this route may be back to normal by 11 am.
The name of the Spiddal man who died in the incident is not being released until all his next of kin have been informed.
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.