Date Published: 21-May-2008
The Volvo Ocean Race is a huge opportunity for Galway according to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Martin Cullen
Minister Cullen was speaking at today’s launch of the Galway stopover of the race which will take place next May
The race will start in Alicante in Spain in October and will span 37,000 nautical miles and take 9 months to complete
It’s the world’s premier yacht race for professional racing crews and the Galway stopover is expected to attract thousands of tourists and generate up to 43 million euro for the local economy
Minister Cullen says it’s fantastic for Galway to be involved in such a major event
Working alongside Failte Ireland, the group behind the Galway Stopover of the race is ‘Lets do it Galway’
Co-ordinator Maria Moynihan Lee says there will be real excitement during the 2 week stopover
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.