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Gardai renew appeal for information on Tuam pipe bomb

An Garda Síochána is renewing its appeal for information following the discovery of a crude pipe bomb in Tuam on Thursday May 12, 2021.

Members of the Army EOD team from Athlone attended the scene on the morning of May 12, and made the area safe. It was established that this was a viable explosive device.

An Garda Síochána is appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Weir Road in Tuam from approximately 10pm on Tuesday May 11 to 8.30am on Thursday May 12, and who may have information to make contact with them at Tuam Garda Station on (093 ) 70840 or by calling the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Anyone who has video footage, including dash cam footage of the area on these dates which may be of assistance is also asked to also contact Tuam Garda Station or the Garda Confidential Line.

Council to maintain ongoing consultation with stakeholders in outdoor dining

The Galway City Council will maintain ‘ongoing consultation with all stakeholders’ regarding the new outdoor dining schemes being implemented.

Responding to queries from Cllr Colette Connolly on Monday, Galway City Council director of services Brian Barrett stated that the first step taken was to ‘create further public realm’.

Mr Barrett added that it was an ‘evolving process with good cooperation in the main.

“We are responding to issues arising - bins, toilet, and designation of space. We are in phase one,” he said.

“The general feedback despite the odd incident is that it is working well.”

Pressure will increase according to Mr Barrett when increased tourist numbers visit the city.

“We will continue that engagement throughout the summer, a further appreciation of the outdoors has been founded during the summer,” he added.

Brendan McGrath, Galway City Council chief executive, said: “I share Cllr Connolly’s concerns about some spaces. There has been some encroachment in some spaces that we are following up.”

Cllr Niall Murphy asked if outdoor dining would become a permanent fixture.

Mr Barrett responded saying that ‘the principle of outdoor dining is something we want to develop in the city.”

Corrib Park pitch to be called Pat Manogue Park

A new grass football pitch at Corrib Park will be named Pat Manogue Park.

Corrib Rangers stalwart Pat Manogue continues to make a significant contribution to the club spanning decades.

At Monday’s Galway City Council meeting Mayor Mike Cubbard brought forward a motion which was carried unanimously.

The motion said: “Galway City Council agree to name the new grass football pitch under the Phase 2 development at Corrib Park “Pat Manogue Park” in recognition of the tireless work carried out within the local community by Pat Manogue over many decades with Corrib Rangers Football Club.”

In 2019 Corrib Rangers won the Connacht Junior Cup and remains a vibrant club in Galway sport. — Cian O’Connell


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