Date Published: 19-Jun-2008
Connemara councillors have expressed anger at the Department of Educations refusal to fund accommodation for special needs students at Corr na Mona Secondary school
There is one special needs student currently attending Gairmscoil Fheichín Corr na Mona and another pupil is due to enrol in September
These students need toilet facilities adjacent to their classrooms but a request to fund the facilities has been turned down by the Department
At a meeting of County Galway VEC this week councillors said Department cutbacks would affect the most vulnerable students
Councillor Seosamh O’Cuaig fears the cutbacks now mean other special needs students around the county will be deprived of essential facilities
Councillor O Cuaig also raised the issue at this weeks county council meeting and plans to get it discussed at a meeting with Department of Education officials at the end of the month
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.