Date Published: 02-May-2012
Barroughter and Clonmoylan Bogs action Group has condemed the practice of military and private planes flying over the bogs to monitor activity
12 bog complexes across County Galway are effected by the turf cutting ban.
This follows yesterday’s concerns raised by the Galway Alliance Against War about the military’s role in the turf dispute.
The group says the defence forces role in air monitoring of cutting in designated areas of North East Galway is a crazy situation.
Niall Farrell of GAAW said the defence forces are being used to enforce european law at a time of great cutbacks to Garda resources.
Today speaking to Galway Bay fm news spokesperson for the bogs action group Dermot Moran said the flying of planes over the bogs is very intimidating.
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.