Date Published: 18-Mar-2008
Former Mayor of County Galway, Michael Mullins, has lodged a formal objection against plans by Greenstar to lift a regional restriction at the Kilconnell landfill in East Galway.
Greenstar has applied for permission to lift a planning condition imposed on the landfill in 2003, preventing the company from accepting waste from other regions.
Councillor Mullins’ objection is one of several objections made by locals in East Galway who are against the latest plans.
Some locals claim the gas emissions from the landfill are “dreadful” and that Greenstar has already reached its quota of waste per year and would not be able to accept anymore.
Councillor Michael Mullins claims any “alteration to the original planning permission will seriously erode public confidence in the planning process.”
County planners are due to make a decision about the Kiconnell landfill before the 6th of April
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.