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COUNTY COUNCILLOR RESIGNS OVER WORK COMMITTMENTS

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Date Published: 01-Apr-2008

It’s proving increasingly difficult to hold down a full time job and work as a public representative.

That’s according to Councillor Michael Mullins who was speaking at last evening’s county council meeting after the announcement of the resignation of his colleague Joe Tierney.

County Manager Martina Maloney read out a brief letter from the former Fine Gael councillor announcing his decision to resign from the Council.

The 32 year old Ballinasloe councillor cited work committments as the reason why he’s stepping down without completing the full term of five years, due to end in summer of next year.

Fine Gael in East Galway are expected to hold a convention in the next fortnight to find a replacement.

It’s understood that two former county councillors are already interested, Former Mayor of County Galway, Michael Finnerty of Ballinasloe and Michael John Kilgannon from Woodlawn.

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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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