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WARNING OF THEFT OF HOME HEATING OIL IN NORTH GALWAY

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Date Published: 23-Oct-2010

 

GARDAI in Tuam are warning householders to be extra vigilant as thieves may be targeting tanks of home heating fuel and oil in machinery parked at sites and in yards.

In recent weeks there has been a number of thefts of home heating oil in the North Galway area and the Gardai warn that this may be only one of a number of areas targeted in the county.

Thieves are also targeting machinery parked at building sites, and in yards, and the owners are warned, that the oil thieves may try to siphon fuel from these vehicles.

Detective Sergeant Mick O’Driscoll, of Tuam Gardai, is encouraging householders to ensure that their home heating oil tanks are secured with locks and that where possible there is lighting in the areas where they are placed.

He says those with machinery on construction sites, and in yards, should also ensure that the vehicles are in a secure area where it would be difficult for thieves to siphon oil from them.

Detective Sergeant O’Driscoll says that even though the increase in the number of thefts of oil from machinery and of home heating fuel in recent weeks is small it is still a worrying trend.

He is encouraging extra vigilance at this time by householders using home heating oil and by the owners of machinery left in yards and on construction sites.

 

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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