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FORMER CITY HOTEL TO ACCOMMODATE ASYLUM SEEKERS

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Date Published: 06-Feb-2008

The former IBIS Hotel in Galway city is to be turned into an asylum-seeker accommodation centre.

The hotel in Liosban has been renamed Lisbrook House and will cater for families of all nationalities until 2011.

The Reception & Integration Agency is responsible for accommodating asylum seekers while their applications for asylum are being considered by the Department of Justice.

Today the Justice Department has confirmed the RIA has just signed a 3-year contract with Bridgestock Ltd to provide accommodation for asylum seekers at Lisbrook House, formerly the IBIS Hotel, off Kirwan Roundabout in the city.

It’s understood the property is owned by a local businessman who’s leasing it to Bridgestock Ltd.

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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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