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HALF A MILLION EURO EXPENSES FOR GALWAY OIREACHTAS MEMBERS LAST YEAR

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Date Published: 09-Aug-2011

Galway TDs and Senators were paid more than 464 thousand euro in expenses last year.

Under the new system known as the parliamentary standard allowance, two flat payments are awarded under travel and public representation.

In Galway West, Fianna Fail’s Frank Fahey topped the list with almost 50 thousand euro followed by Noel Grealish, Michael D Higgins and Padraic McCormack who all claimed 40 thousand each.

In Galway East, Fine Gael’s Ulick Burke topped the expenses list with over 49 thousand euro.

Galway former Senators Ciaran Cannon, Fidelma Healy Eames and Niall O’Brolchain received a total of over 72 thousand euro in travel expenses last year.

They were also awarded a public representation allowance totalling a further 32 thousand euro.

Ciaran Canon ranked the lowest with 31 thousand with both Fidelma Healy Eames and Niall O’Brolchain each awarded 36 thousand.

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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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