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NEW CAMPAIGN GROUP AGAINST PROPOSED N17 ROUTES

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Date Published: 12-Jun-2008

A campaign group has been set up to oppose possible routes of the new N17 Tuam to Claremorris road.

Local residents in Kilbannon and Kilconly fear houses may be demolished if the National Roads Authority decide to build the road on 2 of 5 different options.

‘Kilconly against N17 routes A or B’ are holding an emergency public meeting in Kilconly Community Centre from 7 o clock this evening.

If one of the proposed routes goes ahead it will mean that the home of one couple, John and Mary Daly will have to be demolished.

Residents say other homes in the Beagh and Castlegrove areas of Kilconly are also under threat.

Michéal Fitzpatrick say residents are opposed to the routes because they would split their community in two.

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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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