Date Published: 19-Jul-2011
Mayor of Galway, Hildegarde Naughton, says she has almost garnered enough support to reverse a decision preventing Senator David Norris making a presentation to Galway City Council.
At the last meeting of the Council earlier this month, Mayor Naughton claims she made a ‘mistake’ in using her casting vote to prevent Senator Norris speaking as part of his Presidential Campaign.
Following the meeting, Mayor Naughton, hastily sought to have the decision she made, regarding Senator Norris’ presentation reversed.
Other Councillors claim there was no ‘misunderstanding’ and that Mayor Naughton knew what she was voting for.
In order to reverse the decision, a special meeting of the Council must take place and a revote taken.
Mayor Naughton confirmed to Galway Bay fm News that she has secured 8 of the 10 votes needed to reverse the decision.
Mayor Naughton is trying to contact some Councillors who are away on holidays in a bid to schedule a special meeting on the vote, however it’s not expected to take place this week.
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.