Date Published: 29-Jan-2008
A Welshman was sentenced to eleven months in prison at Galway District Court this week for a spate of offences committed in the Connemara and Headford areas.
49-year-old Don Kasey, a native of Holyhead, Wales, with a rental address at Gardenham, Claregalway, pleaded guilty to burglary at Screebe Lodge, Camus, on December 27 last.
During the burglary 3 thousand euro worth of Champagne and wine was taken
He also pleaded guilty to causing €300 worth of damage to a door at the building during the break-in.
Kasey pleaded guilty to fraudulently producing two bank slips, which he tendered as cheques when picking up takeaways from the Jade Garden Chinese Takeaway, High Street, Headford, on two occasions.
Inspector Sean Glynn said Kasey attempted to leave Kyne’s supermarket in Moycullen on September 15 last without paying for €300 worth of groceries and drink and the accused pleaded guilty to that offence also.
He pleaded guilty as well to handling a laptop taken by others from a kitchen shop in Moycullen on the same date.
He further pleaded guilty to driving off without paying for €60 worth of petrol from Monaghan’s Garage, Tuam Road, on September 6 last
Judge Mary Fahy sentenced Don Kasey to a total of 11 months in prison for all of the offences.
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.