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COILLTE YET TO DETERMINE CAUSE OF CONNEMARA FIRE

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Date Published: 03-May-2011

Coillte forest workers have yet to determine the cause of a forest fire in Connemara that claimed up to 200 hectares of land at the weekend.

Fire fighters bravely battled the fire near Recess in the Inagh valley all day Saturday, and managed to get it under control later that evening.

Coillte staff, and a number of volunteers continued to monitor the smouldering flames along the Inagh valley until yesterday.

On Saturday, the flames spread up the side of one of the twelve Pin Mountains, and it was feared that the winds would carry it miles further.

No properties were under threat, however between 150 and 200 hectares of Coillte land has been burned.

Forest manager with Coillte for the Connemara region, Barry Rintoul says it’s difficult to determine what started the fire.

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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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