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MAN CHARGED OVER WHITESTRAND SHOOTING

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Date Published: 24-Apr-2008

A man was remanded in custody at a special court sitting held in Galway this afternoon in connection with last weekend’s shooting which resulted in another man losing part of his hand.

Gardai were anxious to have the man remanded in custody as they were concerned that a feud between two families in Galway might now escalate.

21 year old Martin Ward of Corrach Bui remains in a serious condition at University Hospital Galway following the gun attack in the city last Friday night.

The accused, 42 year old Anthony McDonagh of Tulach Ard, Circular Road, was subjected to verbal abuse as he was taken into court this afternoon

Gardai had also to forcibly remove one man from the courtroom before the hearing got underway.

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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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