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Gardai seek witnesses to city collision

Gardai in the city are looking for witnesses to an incident which took place early last month.

At approximately 8.30am on February 8, a collision occurred between a cyclist and a motorist at the junction of the Castlepark road and the Old Monivea road.

The motorist fled the scene of the accident.

There was a lot of traffic in the area at the time, so it is believed that there are witnesses to the incident who might be able to help.

Gardai in Galway are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have information relating to this incident to contact them on 091 538000.

Ó Conchúir calls for more traffic calming on Shantalla Road

The installation of traffic speed indicators on Shantalla Road is welcome but can only be seen as a first step towards curbing speeding on the road, according to Sinn Féin city councillor Cathal Ó Conchúir.

Cllr Ó Conchúir is calling for additional traffic calming measures to be put in place in the area as soon as possible, as speeding “is an issue residents have been concerned about for some time”.

However he did praise the Galway City Council for the traffic calming measures and pedestrian crossings on the Western Distributor Road, and the work of city council engineers on a problematic storm drain on University Road which had long been subject to persistent flooding.

Hubcab thief

Gardai in Craughwell are investigating the theft of four hubcaps from a car in the village last week.

Between 7pm and 11pm on March 1, four hubcaps were stolen from a silver Ford Focus while parked outside the Community Hall in Craughwell.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Craughwell Garda Station on 091 846002.

Marathon runners needed

Galway based charity Breast Cancer Research is urging local women to take part in this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday June 5 to raise vital funds for the charity.

The organisation, formerly known as the National Breast Cancer Research Institute, is based at UHG. It funds a comprehensive research programme at NUI Galway led by Professor Michael Kerin. It aims to greatly improve the future outcomes for breast cancer patients through research.

The marathon is the biggest women’s event of its kind in the world and women can walk, jog or run to take part and help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research.

To support Breast Cancer Research in this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon pick up a breast cancer research fundraising pack by calling (091 ) 863917 or [email protected]

Criminal damage to houses

Gardai in the county are looking for help in tracking down the culprits who caused criminal damage to houses over the past two weeks.

On February 28 at about 6pm the front patio window was broken using a stone at a house in Country Meadows, Cloontua, Tuam.

Any witnesses to this incident are asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840.

On March 1 at 8pm the front window of a house in the An Sean Bhaile estate in Doughiska was broken by vandals.

Gardai in Oranmore Garda Station are investigating and can be contacted on 091 388030 if you have any information which can help them .

Experience the red carpet for Blue Teapot

The EYE Cinema will get a taste of Hollywood f

or one night only on March 31, as Sanctuary premieres in Galway to raise funds for a new theatre for Blue Teapot. Fresh from winning the prestigious Michael Dwyer Discovery award at this year’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival, the cast of Sanctuary will be in attendance on the night, and will also host a Q&A session following the conclusion of the screening.

Guests will be treated to complimentary Pick n’ Mix, Cocktails, Prosecco, a Supper Bowl and Jazz in the g-Suite post screening.This fabulously entertaining film will win your heart. Set in Galway, it deals in a very special way with the challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities as they struggle to forge relationships and find love. Len Collin’s Sanctuary is a big screen adaptation of a hit play from Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Performing Arts School & Outreach programme for people with ID at the forefront of arts and disability in Ireland.

The film debuted at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2016 where it won the Best First Irish Feature Award, and is also featuring in Film Festivals in New York, Chicago, LA, Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver and Brazil.

Gala Tickets are priced at €135 and are available from the ICE Ticket Hotline on 091 546 700 between 9am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

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