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FRIENDS OF THE FOREST GROUP TO RALLY AT CITY HALL

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Date Published: 06-Oct-2008

The ‘Friends of the Forest’ group will rally outside Galway City Council this evening looking for a refundable levy to be introduced on all discarded drink cans and bottles.

The group wants the City Council to lobby the Government on the matter and feel the refundable levy would have a positive impact on the environment.

They say providing an economic incentive to clean up parks, roads and waterways will also help with the expense of litter management.

The Forest group is encouraging people to join in their pro-tree, pro-park rally outside City Hall at half six this evening.

The aim of the demonstration is to remind public representatives of their environmental responsibilities.

Over 10 thousand people signed a petition earlier this year demanding an end to a proposed new road through Terryland Forest.

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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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