Date Published: 10-Sep-2007
Galway County Council is to consider a request by jailed Councillor Michael Fahy to keep his Council seat tomorrow
Councillor Fahy was given a 12 month sentence earlier this year for theft and fraud offences and misappropriating Council funds
He was also fined 75 thousand euro and is currently serving his sentence at Castlerea Prison
According to today’s Irish Independent, Councillors will consider a bid by Councillor Fahy to keep his seat despite being absent from meetings for a prolonged period
A Councillor may be deemed “resigned” if he or she is absent from meetings of the authority for a continuos period of 6 months
The last meeting attended by Michael Fahy was on February 26th last
It’s understood a motion will be out forward at a special meeting of the Council tomorrow, on Councillor Fahy’s behalf, seeking to extend the period of absence allowed to 18 months
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
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.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
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.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
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.