Date Published: 25-Apr-2008
The legal representatives of objectors to the M17 motorway between Galway and Tuam are concluding their cross examination of Galway County Council’s expert witnesses this evening.
The oral hearing which began at the Marriott Hotel in the city, on Wednesday has heard expert evidence from the Council in support of the 200million euro scheme.
Peter Sweetman, acting on behalf of Heritage Group, An Taisce and another objector ,quizzed landscape expert, Paul Reid about the effects of removing stone walls along the route.
Mr. Reid responded by saying that where shelter would be removed in some areas, there would be shelter provided in other areas.
The oral hearing into the 25 kilometre road is set ot continue into next week as representatives of the objectors are given the opportunity to present their submissions to the hearing.
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.