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GALWAY CITY LOSES LITTER FREE STATUS

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Date Published: 16-Jun-2008

Galway city has lost its litter free status according to the Irish Business Against Litter League.

The city has dropped to 34th place as ‘moderately littered’ from ‘litter free’ in 8th place last year.

An Taisce, which carried out the survey, said many moderately littered sites in Galway such as Eglinton Street, Court House Square, the Car Park at Cathedral and the Prom could easily be improved with a little extra effort and attention.

Seriously littered sites such as the Millennium Children’s Park and Ballybane Rd. Shopping Centre were described as generally poorly maintained.

There was one litter blackspot named in the city – the Canal Bank Walk and Park due to a myriad of objects discarded there such as shopping trolleys, bicycles and traffic cones.

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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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