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CONCERN MOUNTS FOR SAFETY OF MISSING GALWAY NATIVE

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Date Published: 31-Dec-2007

Concern is mounting for the safety of a woman, whose a native of Galway, who has been missing from her Mayo home since last Thursday [27/12]

Searches are continuing this evening [5pm 31/12] in north Galway and south Mayo for 53 year old Marian Carr, who is a native of Kilconly

Mrs. Carr, formerly Marion Mctigue, has a grown-up family and has been living in Annfield, Hollymount in Mayo

She was last seen in Ballinrobe on Thursday afternoon at 2.30 wearing a maroon jacket, white t-shirt, dark trousers, black shoes and was carrying a black umbrella

The Garda Sub Aqua unit and members of the air-sea recue team have been searching for since Thursday, but have had no success so far

Anyone who may have any information about Marian Carr’s whereabouts is asked to contact their local Garda Station

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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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