Date Published: 05-Sep-2011
The number of protests planned as Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits Galway city this week is growing.
The Taoiseach is coming to Galway for the Fine Gael Parlimentary Party annual think-in.
The first protest takes place tomorrow afternoon at 1 outside the Radisson Blu Hotel where the party will convene to discuss the economy and jobs with contributions from the ESRI, and CEO of Paddy Power Patrick Kennedy.
There the Roscommon Hospital Action Committee will continue to lobby the Taoiseach and Health Minister to restore emergency services to the county hospital.
Galway Alliance Against War will then gather at City Hall tomorrow evening from 6 where Mayor of Galway, Hildegarde Naughton, will host a reception for the Taoiseach and senior party members.
The GAAW’s protest is mainly focused on asking the government to end the US militarty’s use of Shannon airport.
The Roscommon Hospital Action committee will continue its protest at the Radisson on Wednesday morning at half past 10 on day two of the party’s annual meeting.
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.