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PLANS STEPPED UP TO SEGREGATE PRISONERS AND PUBLIC AT GALWAY COURTHOUSE

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Date Published: 11-Jan-2008

Plans to segregate prisoners from members of the public at Galway District Court by the use of separate entrances and exits have been stepped up

This comes as a result of a Ballybane man being seen passing a piece of cannabis to a prisoner while the court was in session

Garda Jason Kelly gave evidence that on April 2 last he was present in court when he observed Thomas Sweeney of 79 Castle Park, Ballybane approach a prisoner and put a small piece of cannabis resin into his hand.

In court this week Sweeney was sentenced to seven months in prison for the offence

He was also given a consecutive four-month sentence for allowing himself to be carried in a stolen car at the Morris Roundabout, Galway on March 27 last year – the same car in which the charred remains of Joe Sweeney from Bohermore, were found by Gardai.

The accused received a further consecutive three-month sentence for burglary at a State solicitor’s house at Tranlaur, Maree, Oranmore, on December 22, 2006.

He pleaded guilty to all of the offences.

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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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