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GILMORE WANTS MORE HELP FOR YOUNG GRADUATES

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Date Published: 04-Jun-2011

IN a speech at the Bar of Ireland conference at the Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG earlier today, (Saturday) Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore called for more support for graduates from those who had benefited from the boom years.

He said that a better, fairer, more decent country does not happen overnight. It does not happen without compromise.

And he said that it does not happen without some generosity, particularly between those who benefited most from the boom, and that younger generation which finds itself paying a heavy price for it.

He added that the past 12 months have been among the most tumultuous in recent Irish history and the economic and political landscapes have changed radically.

Mr Gilmore called for everone to play their part in improving the employment prospects for younger people.

He said the legal profession will have the opportunity to demonstrate its own openness to change, reform, when the Minister for Justice brings forward his proposals for improved access, competition and transparency.

He added that the legal profession, and other areas, need to take on more young graduates as interns to help get people back working again.

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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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