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TWO MORE ARRESTED FOLLOWING CITY DRUGS SWOOP

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Date Published: 29-Jun-2008

Two more men have been arrested following a drugs swoop in the Claddagh in the city on Thursday

They are in custody at Milstreet Garda station under section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act.

Five people who were in Garda custody following a seizure of heroin on Saint Dominicks Road have been released without charge and a file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A substantional quantity of heroin, with a street value of 4,000 Euro was seized in a search on a house in Saint Dominicks Road and intitally three people in the house were searched.

During the Garda operation a pit bull terrier attacked a Garda, who received extensive leg injuries.

The 40-year-old member of the force had to receive over 100 stitches to his left leg BUT has made a good recovery following surgery,

The two dogs were put down and on Friday a man and a woman were also arrested and held at Mill Street Station in relation to the drugs seizure.

Yesterday morning, three more men were arrested in relation and held at Tuam and Loughrea Garda Stations.

These people have now been released and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

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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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