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CITY ROADWORKS TO CLASH FOR WEEKS

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Date Published: 09-Sep-2011

 

The traffic congestion, which has plagued the city for the past few weeks looks set to get worse with several sets of roadworks to clash.

Work will begin on removing the Briarhill roundabout and replacing it with traffic lights on Monday fortnight September 26th.

However part of this work will take place while work continues in Newcastle and while several other roadworks continue in various parts of the city.

Meanwhile, cyclists in Galway are proposing a roundabout on the Old Monivea Road at the junction with the Ballybane road.

The work at Briarhill roundabout which begins on Monday fortnight is due to last 10 weeks.

From Monday the roadworks in Newcastle will be off peak beginning each morning at 10 and finishing at 4pm.

Also from Monday the works will require the closing of 1 lane eastbound with 2 lanes westbound.

There will be road re-surfacing on the Monivea road from Tuesday lasting for ten days while resurfacing works on the Seapoint prom/Dr Colohan Road/Whitestrand road will start on Monday and last for 11 days.

 

 

 

 

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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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