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A passer-by told him there was another person in the hallway of the basement. He could hear her screaming. He crouched low to go below the flames, went into the hallway and grabbed her by the wrists.
The door of the hallway slammed behind him but he got it open and jammed it with his foot and a mobile phone.
With the help of another man he pulled the woman out of the building. They used a fire extinquisher and snow to put out the flames, which had burned off all her clothes.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
Police believe two armed men who robbed businesses in counties Tyrone, Fermanagh and Newry on Saturday could also be responsible for two attempted robberies on Friday.
Two masked men, one carrying a machete, stole money and cigarettes from a commercial premises in the Dernawilt Road area of Rosslea, Co Fermanagh at around 6.05pm on Saturday.
Less than an hour later, two masked men entered a shop in the Main Street area of Augher, Co Tyrone.
One of the men was armed with a hockey stick. The pair stole cigarettes during the robbery.
(Source: UTV News)
The €200 million redevelopment plan for Galway Port has hit a major stumbling block because site investigation works were carried out without a license from the Department of the Environment, the Galway City Tribune can reveal.
A planning application was due to be lodged directly with An Bord Pleanála at the end of September – however, this could now be delayed until at least next July.
And Galway Harbour Company could be forced to carry out the borehole investigations at the Docks again, adding further delays to the scheme.
Harbour Master Captain Brian Sheridan confirmed that Galway Harbour Company has “pulled back the throttle” on the project as it deals with various issues involved, and that the Taoiseach has been appraised of the situation.
The investigation boreholes carried out at the Docks – for the preparation of the Galway Port Master Plan – were done without a foreshore license and may have to be carried out a second time. It’s understood applications for foreshore licenses were made in the past, but this application process was never completed.
Capt Sheridan said talks are ongoing to resolve the issues, but admitted it may be next June or July before the planning application is submitted to An Bord Pleanála – because the project is considered Strategic Infrastructural Development, it circumvents local planning, although an oral hearing can be called.
A spokesperson for the Department of the Environment confirmed to this newspaper that the borehole investigations may have to be repeated.
“An application has been received from Galway Harbour Company for a foreshore license in respect of site investigation works to be carried out at Galway Harbour. The Harbour Company recently carried out a public consultation process in respect of the application.
“Following the usual process of referral of the application to various consultees, and assessment by scientific and technical advisers, the Minister will make a determination on the application in due course,” the spokesperson said.
(Source: GalwayBay Fm)
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