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GREENSTAR RENEWS BID TO LIFT REGIONAL BAN ON KILCONNELL DUMP

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Date Published: 20-May-2008

Greenstar has made a renewed bid to have a regional restriction on its landfill in East Galway lifted.

County Planners turned down the application to lift the restriction but the Company has appealed this to An Bord Pleanála.

The controversial landfill at Killagh More, near Kilconnell, has consistently met with opposition from local residents.

The company is hoping to lift a restriction on its 2003 waste licence, to allow it accept waste from counties outside Connaught.

County Planners turned down the proposal, stating that lifting the regional restriction could result in the generation of unsustainable long distance transport journeys to and from the site.

However, Greenstar is appealling this refusal, stating that the current Waste Management plan for Connaught acknowledges the movement of waste between regions in line with national policy.

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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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