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CITY CAR DEALER CUNNINGHAM HIGGINS CLOSES DOWN

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Date Published: 17-Aug-2011

 

Galway city based car dealer Cunningham Higgins has closed down

Owners Joe Higgins & Niall Cunningham confirmed the closure in a statement in the last hour

It’s understood approximately 15 people were employed at the car dealership in Ballybrit

Joe Higgins and Niall Cunningham say the reason for the closure is the prolonged recession and the motor industry in Ireland being fraught with difficulties.

They say since the downturn began in the motor business three years ago, they have continually invested personally in the business to keep it afloat and to keep the staff employed.

Niall Cunningham and Joe Higgins will be placing contact information for vehicle assistance on their web site and answering machine.

The statement finishes by saying that after 12 years in business this is a tough horrible decision to have to make.

 

 

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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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