Date Published: 14-Jul-2008
Yet another city council meeting has had to be adjourned due to unruly behaviour
Mayor Padraig Conneely proposed expelling Cllr Daniel Callanan from the chamber this evening when the Independent member made repeated and loud calls for the clamping saga to be dealt with
Cllr Callanan said the matter, which involves allegations that some councillors had their fines waved, has been ongoing since April and he wants answers
However the Mayor had announced he was going to a presentation on webcasting the city council meeting and Cllr Callanan kept saying no you won’t, I want the clamping issue dealt with
The Mayor’s proposal to expel him was carried by a majority vote but Padraig Conneely was forced to adjourn the meeting when Cllr Callanan refused to leave the chamber
The meeting was briefly re-convened to hear the presentation on webcasting as councillors felt it was unfair to IT consultant Keith Young to bring him back again in September from England
However as soon as the presentation finished Mayor Conneely stuck to his decision and the meeting remains adjourned until Friday
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.