Date Published: 27-May-2008
It’s hoped a 20 million euro remedial action programme for 39 public water supplies in County Galway will ensure that the water is ‘safe and secure’
The county council announced the plans just hours after Councillor Willie Burke criticised the council’s failure to take a pro-active approach to water safety.
Councillor Burke yesterday warned people living in the county to ‘boil water’ before they drink it
However, he has now been accused of ‘scaremongering’ by a number of councillors in advance of the announcement of this major programme
At last evening’s Council meeting Director of Services Jim Cullen outlined the details of the programme which the council hope to have completed by early 2010.
This follows a report by the EPA which highlights 34 schemes in the county considered to be at a high risk of contamination
Council officials have added a further 5 public schemes which they feel need attention also.
A motion was also passed at the meeting to allow the council borrow 20 million to cover the cost of the works
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.