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Mylan pharmacuetical comments on plans for Connemara investment

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

The European headquarters of a multinational pharmaceutical company has commented on its plans for a major expansion in Connemara.

Concern arose last month regarding a multi-million euro investment that was promised at the Bioniche Plant in Inverin in the Connemara Gaeltacht.

Mylan – the parent company – has confirmed it is on track to make promised investments in Ireland but no specific detail has been revealed.

 

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60 jobs saved at city B&Q after company exits examinership

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q, 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&Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

B&Q Ireland filed a petition with the High Court in January seeking the appointment of an examiner.

 

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Male pedestrian hit by car in city

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A man in his 40s is being treated at University Hospital Galway after he was hit by a car on the Dublin road this afternoon.

The man was walking near the entrance to Merlin Park hospital at around 1:30 when the incident occured.

Emergency services attended the scene, and he was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Gardaí are advising motorists to expect delays as a stop-go system is now in place.

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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