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Thieves target tools in vehicles

Gardai are investigating a spate of thefts from vehicles which have seen tools and equipment taken from professional workers.

Tools were stolen from a Hilux which was parked on Gentian Hill in Salthill on Tuesday May 29 between 10am and 12.30pm. A Stihl hedge cutters, orange in colour, a leaf blower, and a red Honda strimmers were taken from the jeep. Anyone with information on the theft or on these items is asked to contact Salthill Gardai at 091 514720 where Garda Sarah McGauley there is leadiong the investigation.

A Ford Transit van was broken in to in Kilcoona in Headford on the same day and two Kango hammers and a De Walt drill were taken from the van. Any information on the tools or on the incident would be appreciated by Gardai at Tuam 093 70840 where Garda Alan Sheerin is investigating.

Minimum lifespan of five years for gift vouchers, says Cannon

Gift vouchers should have a minimum lifespan of five years, Minister Ciaran Cannon has said.

Minister Cannon said there is no doubt that there are great advantages to gift vouchers. That said, Ireland has no legislation regulating their expiry dates, which causes confusion and worry to many consumers.

“These proposals are now at an advanced stage. Minister Humphreys will be going to Government to seek approval to draft a Bill shortly. Every year, countless gift vouchers are lost or go out of date and these proposals can make a real difference to consumers in Galway for the better. We are hopeful that this important consumer protection initiative can be agreed by all parties in the Oireachtas,” he said.

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