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MAN DIES IN SALTHILL INCIDENT

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Date Published: 01-Aug-2011

A major investigation is underway by Gardai in Salthill, and a woman has been arrested, following the death of a man in an apartment there late last night.(Sunday)

It is believed the man, who was in his early 50’s was stabbed.

Gardai were called to an apartment in upper Salthill at approximately 10.30 last night (Sunday).

They found a man in a collapsed state, and even though medical assistance was rendered, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman, who is in her 30’s, was arrested at the scene and she is being detained at Mill Street Garda Station under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The scene is being preserved as investigations continue this morning, under Superintendent Noel Kelly, of Salthill Garda Station.

A technical team from Garda Head Quarters in Dublin is on route to the scene in Salthill this morning and an incident room has been set up at Mill Street Garda Station.

The body of the man is still at the scene and the State Pathologist is due to carry out a post mortem later today.

 

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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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