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Gold jewellery stolen in Athenry

Thieves stole gold jewellery in Athenry on Monday when they broke onto an unoccupied house.

During the day of Monday June 26, a house in Parklands in Athenry was broken into.

A matching set of gold earrings and a chain were taken.

If you have any information can you contact Athenry Gardai at 091 844016.

Canney welcomes funding for Knock Airport

East Galway TD Seán Canney has welcomed funding of €1,109,430 for Ireland West Airport Knock.

Almost €3,000,000 was given to the airport in funding through various schemes in 2016.

Established in 1985, the airport really came into its own in the mid-2000s, with airlines such as Ryanair, Lufthansa and Aer Lingus continually announcing new routes from Knock.

“The funding represents the first allocation of support this year,” said Canney. “The funds will go towards safety and security related projects. The funding is very important for the airport in order to maintain the highest standards of safety and security.

“Further assistance will be announced later this year for capital and operational supports. Ireland West Airport Knock is a vital component in the efforts to create regional development. This financial support to the airport is part of the Programme for Partnership Government agreed last year and is now being implemented.”

Buses from Galway to the Rally For Life

Galway For Life is organising transport from Galway to the Rally For Life, which starts at 2pm in Parnell Square, Dublin 1 this Saturday.

Saturday afternoon’s pro-life rally will be an opportunity for people to celebrate life and show their support for the Eighth Amendment.

For information on buses to the rally from Galway city and county contact 087 9044174.

Cars slashed and keyed in Athenry and city

On Wednesday June 21, damage was caused to a number of cars in Athenry and in Galway city.

The tyres of several cars were slashed in the Dún Rí and Caislean Oir estates in the town.

Anyone with information or anyone who noticed suspicious activity in Athenry last Wednesday night is asked to contact Athenry Gardai on 091 84401.

Meanwhile, between 1pm and 2pm on Thursday June 22, a grey BMW X5 was damaged while parked on Market Street in Galway city.

It appears that the vehicle was keyed.

If you have any information can you contact Galway Gardai at 091 538000.

Raiders gets into service station through roof

Thieves broke into a county service station early this week, by getting in through the roof.

On Monday morning June 26, Keanes Service station in Caherlistrane was broken into by a man.

The incident is believed to have happened between 3.15am and 3.45am, and entry was gained through the roof by one male.

Anybody with information on this is asked to contact Headford Garda Station on 091 35412.

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