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CITY COUNCIL PURCHASE PROPERTY TO DEVELOP CULTURAL HUB

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Date Published: 20-Dec-2007

A Cultural Quarter is to be developed in Galway City.

Galway City Council has confirmed that it’s purchased properties at 17 and 18 Lower Merchants Road to develop the area as a cultural hub

The City Council previously purchased15 Lower Merchants road to lease it to the SOLAS Consortium for an Arthouse Cinema.

As the properties at numbers 17 and 18 Lower Merchants Road are close to the City Museum and proposed Arthouse Cinema, the area is now to become a cultural quarter.

City Manager Joe McGrath has highlighted the fact that a cluster of cultural facilities in Galway could become a major tourist attraction for the city.

Detailed proposals regarding the usage of the properties will be presented to members of the council in the new year.

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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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