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CITY TAXI DRIVER CLAIMS DISCRIMINATION BY GARDAI

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Date Published: 20-Mar-2008

A taxi driver in the city is claiming that black taxi drivers are being discriminated against by members of An Garda Síochána.

Abram Madasa claims that he has been targetted by Gardaí in recent weeks who have issued tickets and penalty points to him.

He claims he did not do anything wrong and should not have received the penalties.

Mr. Madasa says he will be taking the matter further and may contact Garda authorities in relation to what he describes as discrimination against black taxi drivers.

A spokesperson for Garda Headquarters at Millstreet says they are happy to deal with any complaints individuals make about members of the force.

The spokesperson added that people can also contact the Garda Ombudsman Commission with their concerns if they wish.

Abram Madasa told Keith Finnegan today, that he feels black taxi drivers are being treated unfairly.

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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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