Date Published: 20-Jul-2011
Galway’s presidential hopeful is trailing behind two other candidates in the race for the Aras.
An Irish Times MRBI poll shows Labour’s Michael D Higgins in third place.
The controversial vote to turn down a request from Senator David Norris to address Galway City Council hasn’t hampered his chances for the presidency.
When people were asked who they’d vote for if the election were tomorrow – he was on 25 per cent
The poll shows Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell in second place – with Labour’s Michael D Higgins a close third.
Independent Sean Gallagher was at 13 per cent and Mary Davis was at 12 per cent.
Fianna Fáil have yet to decide whether they’ll be putting a candidate forward.
Speculation is rife that if the party does enter the race, Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv will run under its banner.
However, the poll doesn’t bode well for the former Minister – he only drew 11 percent of the vote.
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.