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GALWAY MAN IN LEGAL BATTLE WITH GOVERNMENT

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Date Published: 25-May-2008

A Ballinasloe man living in Holland who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis has begun a legal bid to force the Irish Government to allow him return home with his prescription for medical cannabis

Today’s Sunday Tribune reports that Noel McCullagh claims the government is flouting EU regulations by not permitting him to visit Galway for a holiday with his narcotic based medicine

The chronically ill 32 year old claims an official from the Department of Health has told him if he enters the state with his prescription he will be arrested and charged with a criminal offence.

Noel Mc Cullagh claims the government is ignoring Article 75 of the Schengen Convention stating that people may carry narcotic drugs within the EU if they are necessary for their medical treatment

However a Department of Justice Spokesperson says that a European Council decision of 2002 only signals Ireland’s ‘intention to participate to a certain extent in Schengen’

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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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