Date Published: 07-Jan-2008
The HSE West has decided to hold off from lodging controversial plans to build a new car park in Shantalla.
Hospital management have not yet lodged a planning application to the city council to develop 164 extra car parking spaces in Shantalla Neighbourhood Park.
The HSE had previously indicated it would have to have had lodged plans by the end of December in order to avail of Government funds to be spent this year 
But the City council planning department has confirmed they haven’t received any plans relating to the matter.
The proposed car park has been controversial among Shantalla residents who wish to protect the residential area from hospital traffic.
Spokesperson for the Shantalla Resident’s Association Cllr Colette Connolly has told Galway Bay FM news that the HSE has agreed not to lodge any plans before a second public consultation meeting tomorrow
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.