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WOMAN ARRESTED IN OUGHTERARD MURDER INVESTIGATION

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Date Published: 05-Oct-2011

Another arrest has been made in the investigation into the murder of John Kenny in Oughterard last Sunday week. [25/9]

A woman in her early 30s was arrested in Claregalway around 10 o’clock last night.

She’s being detained for questioning at Millstreet Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Yesterday 2 men in their 20s and 30s and a 17 year old boy, understood to be foreign nationals were arrested in the city and Claregalway under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

One of the men was released at midnight, while the other man and youth are still being detained at Millstreet Garda Station.

A third man arrested later yesterday [4/10] was taken to Tuam Garda Station for questioning but has since been released.

It’s expected a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the two who were released.

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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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