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SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN NORTH AND EAST GALWAY

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Date Published: 13-Aug-2011

GARDAI are warning people, especially those in rural areas, to be vigilant and report any vehicles or strangers acting suspiciously, following a spate of burglaries in villages in North and East Galway.

A large amount of cash, was taken from a house in a burglary in Cloghan’s Hill in North Galway early yesterday (Friday) and later in the day cash and jewellery was taken in one of three burglaries in the Mountbellew area

Tuam Gardai are investigating the Cloghans Hill burglary, and several others reported in a number of houses, in an area along the Galway-Mayo border.

Burglaries have been reported from Dunmore and Williamstown, which also happened early yesterday.

The Gardai are seeking the help of the public regarding four male occupants of a silver colour, 5 series BMW car seen in the Cloghans Hill area around the time of the major theft.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Cloghans Hill, Dunmore or Williamstown areas, or who may have any information regarding the silver BMW seen in these areas between 10 am and 1 pm yesterday should contact Tuam Gardai at 093-24202.

Meanwhile Mountbellew Gardai are seeking information from the public regarding two burglaries in Castleblakeney and one at Newtown, near Mountbellew, between 7 o’clock last evening and 1 am today.

 

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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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