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4 Galway businesses focus of Consumer Agency action

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – One court action was taken and 3 compliance notices were issued to Galway companies by the National Consumer Agency last year.

The details are contained in the NCA’s annual report published today.

The court case against Oleksandr Tabachuk, trading as Sasha Auto Sales and Repair, Ballybane followed on from a conviction secured in 2011 for breaching the Consumer Act regarding the sale of a clocked car.

The Agency secured a compensation order of 4 thousand euro for the consumer who had purchased the car.

Mr. Tabachuk was also fined 1 thousand 200 euro by the court.

Meanwhile, 3 compliance orders were issued to Galway businesses in 2012.

Joyces Supermarket Tuam, Joyces Supermarket Headford and JKL Stores Limited trading as Keoghs Centra, Oughterard received the compliance notices for charging the consumer more than the price displayed.

The same three businesses paid fixed payment notices to the Agency in respect of breaches of EC Regulations 2002.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.

A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.

But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.

At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.

These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan:

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Over €100m investments in ATU Galway and GRETB

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Over 100 million euro is being invested in ATU Galway and GRETB for two educational projects.

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris announced the capital investments on his visit to the city today.

€77 million is going toward a new state-of-the-art campus for Galway Roscommon Educational Training Board in Wellpark

While ATU Galway is receiving €30m for a new multidisciplinary teaching and learning building on the Galway City Campus

Speaking at Galway Community College, Minister Harris, says the investment will increase capacity at both colleges:

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