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AGREEMENT THAT NAUGHTON WILL BE NEXT CITY MAYOR

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Date Published: 16-May-2011

The Mayor of Galway for the next term of 2011 to 2012, looks set to be Fine Gael Councillor, Hildegarde Naughton.

Controversy erupted last week, when Councillor Padraig Conneely, decided that he wanted to be Mayor for the next term, despite already having sat as Mayor for 2008/2009.

He had abandoned the ‘Mayoral Pact’ agreement, which would have seen Hildegarde become Mayor.

He gained the support of newcomer and party Council colleague, Frank Fahy, who was co-opted to the Council last March to replace Brian Walsh, who became a TD.

However, anger among grassroots Fine Gael members over the potential ‘shafting’ of Hildergarde Naughton resulted in a meeting at the weekend.

It was overseen by Deputy Brian Walsh and Enda Howley and it was agreed that Hildegarde would be the next Fine Fael nominee for Mayor.

 

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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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.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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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.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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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.

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