Date Published: 23-Jul-2011
Gardai in Tuam are continuing to question a foreign national in his 30s in relation to the disappearance of a missing Glenamaddy resident.
The man had his period of detention extended for a further 24 hours last night by Judge Geoffrey Browne at a special sitting of Tuam District Court held in Galway.
The man must be released or charged by 11 o’clock tonight.
A woman also being questioned since Wednesday night was released without charge at 10 o’clock last night.
Gardai are extremely concerned about Latvian national, Juris Buls who was last seen at his home on Ballymore Road, Glenamaddy late Thursday night July 7th.
His black Audi A4 is also missing.
A senior Garda source in Tuam has confirmed this lunchtime that house to house inquiries are continuing, as well as wide scale searches of lands in the area.
Gardai are also keeping the missing man’s family in Latvia updated regularly on their progress in the investigation.
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.