Date Published: 26-Jun-2011
Galway West TD Noel Grealish claims he has had a 100 percent attendence record in the Dail since April.
Deputy Grealish made the statement following a report in today’s Sunday Times he had the worst attendence record during the first two months of the current Dail.
Deputy Grealish attended just eight times between February 22nd and April 30th.
Speaking to GBFM news this lunchtime, he says he missed more than two weeks because he was in America attending his go-daughters confirmation.
Other poor attendees included Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry, Sinn Fein’s Peadar Tóibin and Fianna Fail’s Brendan Smith.
TD’s must attend the Dail 101 times this year if they are to receive their full travel and allowance expences.
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.