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INCLUSION IRELAND DISAPPOINTED WITH BROTHERS OF CHARITY GALWAY REPORTS

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Date Published: 12-Dec-2007

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for people with disabilities, is disappointed and angry following the publication of a report into abuse at Brothers of Charity facilities in Galway

Yesterday the HSE published the report into abuse at the Brothers of Charity, Kilcornan in Clarinbridge and the Holy Family School in Renmore, between 1965 and 1998

It revealed that 21 people brought allegations of physical and sexual abuse against 11 Brothers, 4 lay workers and 3 past service users of the Brothers of Charity

2 convictions were secured following the inquiry

However, Inclusion Ireland says national standards and independent inspection of residential centres across Ireland still have not been implemented

According to the agency, in 2007, 400 children with disabilities were living in residential settings, which were not inspected by an independent body

CEO of Inclusion Ireland, Deirdre Carroll says they’re angry that inspections have not been implemented despite their recommendations

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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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