Date Published: 15-Oct-2007
This evening marks the one week anniversary of the vicious murder in Renmore of language student Manuela Riedo from Switzerland.
With this in mind Gardaí are anxious to make a breakthrough in the hunt for the killer of the 17 year old.
Gardaí are continuing to piece together Manuela’s last movements and say a text she sent to her mother shortly after she was last seen is proving helpful.
Speaking to Galway Bay Fm news senior Garda sources say, that contrary to weekend newspaper reports there has not been any major DNA breakthrough in the investigation.
They also say that it is difficult to say if there is any link between Manuela’s brutal killing and a number of other alleged sexual assaults in the city.
Garda chiefs add while no major breakthough has yet been made they feel the seven day investigation is progressing satisfactorily.
It’s now thought Manuela Riedo’s funeral will take place in her home town in Switzerland on Thursday.
A member of staff from Galway Language Centre at Mill Street, where Manuela had registered for her two week English course, will attend the removal at Hinterkappelan, near Berne, on Thursday.
He will present Manuela’s mother Arlette and her father Hans, with the books of condolence which have been signed in Galway.
The latest book of Condolences to open is in Galway Cathedral and at Joyce’s supermarket in Knocknacarra.
This morning Galway West Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy Eames called on Galway City Council to open a book a condolences at official city level.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.