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May 12, 2011

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Date Published: 11-May-2011

1911

Fatal fire

Mr. C.J. Cottingham, Coronoer, Oughterard, held an inquest on the remains of a child who died in the workhouse on Tuesday as a result of the burns sustained at her parents’ residence in Renmore, during their absence. From the evidence, it appears that the mother left the house for a short time on business, and during her absence another child, aged 6, threw a lighted twine at his little sister, igniting her clothing, with the sad result she received the injuries to which she succumbed.

Farm cleared

On Monday week, a grass farm near the congested village of Laraghmore was the scene of considerable excitement, when Mrs. Broderick and her son came, with a large force of police, to clear off the stock of a number of small tenants who held some grazing on the farm.

The poor tenants in Laraghmore village are in a pitiable condition, although there is an abundance of grassland all round them. Three of the tenants whose stock was cleared off hold only seven acres of poor land between them. This case comes before the meeting to be held at Kilskeagh on Sunday, the 14th inst., when the tenants from Laraghmore will be in attendance.

Homes burned

At Tuam Petty Sessions, a couple from Tierboy-road, Tuam, were charged with the burning of two dwelling houses at Cloonthooa, the property of Mr. P.E. Carroll, Tuam. Mr. O’Rorke, D.I., Tuam, prosecuted.

1936

New reservoir

At a meeting of Galway Urban Council, a report was submitted by Prof. F.S. Rishworth of the Engineering Department, U.C.G. on requirements for water supply to Galway. It requires a new reservoir to serve the needs of the western portion of the town, west of Eglinton Canal, situation on Clifton Hill, about the same size as the existing reservoir, i.e., about 500,000 gallons, the same level, and practically the same distance from the pumping station by a main siphoned under the River Corrib at Terryland.

A new reservoir is essential for the growing needs of the town, and particularly for Taylor’s Hill district and the proposed housing development at Shantalla.

Infectious diseases

During the month of March, fifteen cases of infectious diseases were reported by Dr. B. O’Beirne, county medical officer of health, as having occurred in Co. Galway. Five of these cases were diphtheria. Two occurred in Loughrea, one in Galway urban area, one in the Galway rural area and one in Tuam. There were five cases of scarlet fever: Ballinasloe rural, Galway urban, Galway rural, Glenamaddy and Mountbellew. There was an outbreak of a mild form of influenza in the Oughterard dispensary district.

Publican ‘treats’ customers

At Galway District Court on Thursday last, before Sean Mac Giollarnatith, D.J., Mrs. Glynn, Oranmore, was charged with a breach of the licensing laws. Mr. H. Macdermot, solr., defended.

Guard Allen, Oranmore, said that on Sunday he went to the house of the defendant and found two men in the bar. He also found other men on the premises. There was no evidence of the sale of drink, but the publican admitted that she had treated two men. The Justice said that the case was suspicious, but as there was no evidence of the sale of drink, he would have to dismiss it.

Bus service

A deputation from Galway put an impressive case before Mr. Sean Lemass, Minister for Industry and Commerce, against the proposal of the Great Southern Railways Company to acquire the Galway Omnibus Service. The Minister now finds himself in a dilemma. He has conferred powers on the Railway Company to acquire road undertakings so that they may be able to secure a monopoly of transport services.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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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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