Date Published: 26-Mar-2008
Two girls remain in a critical condition in hospital this morning after a fatal road crash which occurred near Kilreekil on the main Galway Dublin Road yesterday
Two teenage girls aged 13 and 14 were killed in the crash.
The single vehicle crash happened shortly after 2.30pm yesterday, when the car collided with a traffic island on the Ballinasloe side of Kilreekil and then hit a pole.
7 people who are believed to be from the Middle East. were in the vehicle at the time.
The convoy was part of a group of thirty people who were travelling to Connemara for an outdoor pursuits course, organised by the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin.
Two teenage girls were killed in the crash.
Five other people were taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe and University Hospital Galway.
1 female in Portiuncula is still described as critical while another is in a stable condition.
The 3rd person is also in a critical condition and has been transferred to temple street children’s hospital in Dublin.
The 2 people in UHG are now in a stable condition.
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.