Date Published: 08-May-2008
A Moldavian burglar who targeted eight houses in the Ardrahan and Craughwell areas has been jailed for three years
The last two years were suspended on condition he hand himself over to the authorities to be extradited on his release from prison.
22 year old Petriu Rusu, with a rental address at 10 Beech Avenue, Murrough, Renmore, appeared before Galway Circuit Criminal Court this week.
He gained entry to all of the houses – while they were occupied – in the dead of night by “snapping” locks on patio doors.
Defence barrister Conal McCarthy said his client had come from a difficult economic situation and that he had never seen his son who was born nearly four years ago to his wife, who still lived in Moldavia.
Judge Raymond Groarke said the fact that all of the houses burgled were occupied at the time was a worrying aspect of the evidence.
The judge backdated the three year sentence to November 29 last and suspended the final two years on condition that within 48 hours of his release from prison, the accused present himself to the Garda National Immigration Bureau, to be deported immediately
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.