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JAILED CLLR HANGS ON TO HIS COUNCIL SEAT FOR A FEW MORE WEEKS

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Date Published: 11-Sep-2007

Jailed County Councillor Michael Stroke Fahy is to keep his council seat for another few weeks at least

Galway County Council has approved a request by Cllr Fahy that ensures the former member of Fianna Fail won’t lose his seat due to missing a number of council meetings.

However if he loses his appeal against his conviction for fraud and theft he will have to give up his seat.

Cllr Fahy last attended a meeting on the 26th of February.

But today’s resolution proposed by Cllr Michael Regan and seconded by Cllr Tomás Mannion means that the local government act doesn’t apply to Cllr Fahy for missing meetings in March and April because he was sick and in Dublin.

It means that Cllr Fahy’s seat is safe until at least October 23rd.

Then it’s believed the county council will have to pass a resolution allowing him to be absent for another 6 months.

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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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