Date Published: 18-Nov-2007
Two people had to be rescued from Galway Bay this afternoon after their powerboat broke down.
The man and woman were on board the boat when it experienced mechanical failure South of Kilcolgan Point, shortly before lunchtime.
The man and woman on board the drifting powerboat managed to contact the Coastguard to alert them of their plight shortly before one o’clock this afternoon.
The coastguard alerted Galway RNLI Lifeboat at 1 o’clock and tasked them to the scene at Kilcolgan Point, west of Clarinbridge.
The Galway Lifeboat was launched within ten minutes and a crew of four men headed by helmsman Brian Niland began the rescue operation.
They brought the two people ashore and towed the powerboat to Galway Docks.
A Galway RNLI spokeperson said the two seafarers did not require medical attention.
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.