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Several lines of inquiry into county burglaries

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are following a number of lines of inquiry in relation to break-ins in the county this week.

A substantial amount of money was stolen from the house of a Tuam business owner on Monday night, while raiders broke into a house in Moylough in broad daylight on Tuesday.

The burglary in Tuam happened at a private house on the Galway road between 3pm on Monday and 10a.m on Tuesday.

A substantial amount of money, believed to be in the tens of thousands was taken during the break-in.

The thieves gained entry to the house by breaking a back window.

Two men in their early 20s were seen close by around 11.30 on Monday night.(2/9)

One was wearing a baseball hat, track suit bottoms and a hoodie, the second man was wearing a hoodie and jeans.

Detectives in Tuam are investigating and anyone who may have any information is asked to contact Tuam Garda station on 093 24 202.

Meanwhile, three raiders involved in a break-in at a house in Moylough when they came across a 17 year old girl who was in the house at the time.

The culprits rang the doorbell around 11a.m and entered the house when no-one answered.

It’s understood the girl hid in a bedroom while two men raided jewellery from the home.

When the raiders saw the girl, they fled the scene in a black car audi-type car.

It’s understood the car was involved in several other burglaries in the midlands.

Gardaí are now reviewing CCTV footage from the local area and from the toll plazas in a bid to locate the car and the culprits.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Moylough area around 11a.m on Tuesday is asked to contact Ballinasloe Gardaí at 09 09 63 18 90.

This latest burglary comes in the wake of a similiar incident at a home in Cregboy, Claregalway last week, where a woman hid in a wardrobe fearing for her life, when several thieves broke in and raided the house.

She wasn’t hurt in the incident, but the culprits got away with thousands of euro worth of jewellery.

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O’ Cuiv grills Taoiseach on legislation stuck in “never-never land”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv has asked the Taoiseach to explain why an important piece of legislation is stuck in “never-never land”.

Speaking in the Dáil, he highlighted the Wildlife Amendment Bill, which would allow for the review and potential alteration of natural heritage area designations.

Deputy O’ Cuiv outlined how the bill was passed years ago, but very little has appeared to happen since.

He wanted Micheal Martin to explain where the bill is – and why it’s being delayed.

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Councillor expresses frustration over long-running boil water notice in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A long-running boil water notice in Gort, in place since early February, is having a serious financial impact on businesses and local residents.

That’s according to Councillor Geraldine Donohue, who says it’s unacceptable as we head into the summer season.

She said tourists have to be constantly reminded not to drink the water, and businesses are facing enormous costs of buying drinking water.

Councillor Donohue feels more can be done to escalate the works so they reach completion sooner rather than later.

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Connolly pressures Tánaiste over lack of progress on domestic violence strategy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Catherine Connolly has pressured the Tánaiste over a lack of Government progress in introducing a national strategy on gender-based and domestic violence.

Raising the matter in the Dáil, she said there’s been two previous strategies – but their implementation was uncoordinated and ineffective.

She told Leo Varadker it’s obvious why we need a new strategy – and asked him to explain where it is.

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