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COUNTY COUNCIL SAY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF HAS DOUBLED IN 12 YEARS

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Date Published: 28-Apr-2008

The number of administrative staff on Galway county council has doubled to 621 in the past twelve years.

However figures released at today’s county council meeting reveal that while the administrative sector has swelled the number of outdoor staff has dropped

The staff figures revealed today paint a picture of the changing workforce of Galway county council.

Senior Executive Officer with Corporate and Cultural Affairs Breda McDermott told Fine Gael Councillor Tom McHugh that 1216 people worked for Galway county council on 31 December 1995.

Some twelve years later on 21 December 2007, that figure has swelled to 1466 employees.

There were just 316 administrative staff working for the council in 1995, rising to 621 by 2007.

Meanwhile the number of outdoor council staff dropped from 900 to 845 in the twelve year period.

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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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