Date Published: 28-Nov-2007
One of three youths who robbed a man in Roscam last year as he walked home after a day at the Races has been given a prison sentence at Galway Circuit Criminal Court
Judge Raymond Groarke says he wants to think about the sentence for the second accused while the third is a juvenile
Ringleader 20 year old Shane Mannion of Silvercrest, Togherbeg, Tuam, who works in a local engineering business, pleaded guilty to robbing the victim of his mobile phone in Roscam
His co-accused, 26 year old Gary Taylor whose unemployed and from Ballinakilla, Togher, Tuam also pleaded guilty
The court heard a juvenile who was initially charged with the robbery is to be dealt with under the Juvenile Liaison Scheme
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.