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PRISON SENTENCE FOR THE LATE FROG WARD’S ELDEST SON

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Date Published: 17-Jul-2007

The 22 years old son of John Ward, who was shot dead by Mayo farmer Padraig Nally two years ago, has been given a prison sentence

John Ward Junior of Carrowbrowne Halting Site, Headford Road was sentenced to three years in prison with the last year suspended for repeatedly stabbing a lifelong friend at a drink-fuelled house party during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations last year.

The father of one, who is currently serving an eleven-month sentence for a spate of motoring, theft and fraud offences was before Galway Circuit Criminal Court today

He pleaded guilty to stabbing 18 year old Eddie Corcoran, also of Carrowbrowne Halting site, at least four times in the abdomen, chest and arm with a kitchen knife at a rented house in The Meadows, Ballybrit on March 18 last year.

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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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