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City arthouse cinema granted 200 thousand euro

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Date Published: 14-May-2013

Galway City Council has agreed to provide 200 thousand euro in funding to the Art House cinema project.

It’s being termed as a final allocation, to be donated over four years, and is subject to the project securing further finance from the Western Development Commission.

The decision was made at last evening’s city council meeting where representatives of Solas explained how they are attempting to bridge a shortfall in funding to bring the building to completion.

The City Council acquired the site for the Art House Cinema on Merchants Road at a cost of 1.8 million euro, and donated it by way of long term lease.

Construction has been plagued with difficulties, however it’s now hoped the building will be completed this Autumn, and could be open by early 2014.

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60 jobs saved at city B&Q after company exits examinership

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q, 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&Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

B&Q Ireland filed a petition with the High Court in January seeking the appointment of an examiner.

 

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Male pedestrian hit by car in city

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A man in his 40s is being treated at University Hospital Galway after he was hit by a car on the Dublin road this afternoon.

The man was walking near the entrance to Merlin Park hospital at around 1:30 when the incident occured.

Emergency services attended the scene, and he was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Gardaí are advising motorists to expect delays as a stop-go system is now in place.

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Mylan pharmacuetical comments on plans for Connemara investment

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

The European headquarters of a multinational pharmaceutical company has commented on its plans for a major expansion in Connemara.

Concern arose last month regarding a multi-million euro investment that was promised at the Bioniche Plant in Inverin in the Connemara Gaeltacht.

Mylan – the parent company – has confirmed it is on track to make promised investments in Ireland but no specific detail has been revealed.

 

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