Date Published: 02-May-2011
Galway fire services are attempting to control bog and gorse fires fires in East Galway and Connemara this lunchtime.
Gorse fires in the Rosmuc and Invern areas were reported this morning.
Salthill Gardaí say they have been made aware of the situation, but have received no report as to the extent of the fires in either area.
Meanwhile, Fire services are continuing to monitor a smouldering fire in the Mountbellew area that threatened several homes last night.
Mountbellew Gardaí are also monitoring the fire at bogs in the Springlawn/Gurteen area which is still smouldering this lunchtime.
Last evening, fire crews from Mountbellew, Roscommon, and others areas were drafted in to fight the blaze with the help of a Helicopter.
Two houses in the area were saved from the flames, however local Gardaí say the blaze claimed several hectares of forestry that belongs to Coillte.
This is the latest in a series of bog and gorse fires to take place in the Mountbellew area over the past few days.
County Councillor Michael Connolly says he fears the bog fire could re-ignite in the coming days
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.