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GALWAY CHARITY PULLS OUT OF ASSOCIATION WITH PAGE 3 MODEL

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Date Published: 19-Jul-2008

The Page 3 model Claire Tully says she’s very upset that the National Breast Cancer Institute in Galway has pulled out as her benefit charity for her appearance on a reality television show

24 year old Claire’s chosen charity will receive a minimum of 5 thousand euro from her stint on the RTE show Failte Towers, which involves a hotel being run by celebrities

Claire, who’s a biochemistry and immunology graduate, is keen to help breast cancer sufferers as both her mother and granny have had the disease

She first approached the Marie Keating Foundation who immediately declined her offer

Breast Cancer Ireland considered the offer but rang a day later to say they were backing out

Earlier this week the National Breast Cancer Institute in Galway agreed to take Claire up on her offer

However after widespread media coverage of their acceptance of Claire’s offer they’ve now become the third group to back out

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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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