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NO HOPE OF DOCK ROAD LANE RE-OPENING

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Date Published: 15-Jun-2011

Dock Road in the city, will not re-open in the near future according to a spokesperson for the group behind a new arthouse cinema near the Spanish Arch.

One lane of the road has been closed off for more than a year to facilitate the building of a new 4 million euro arthouse cinema on the corner of Merchant’s Road.

Cordil Construction, which had been awarded the contract for the work, pulled out of the project due to financial concerns.

Cordil has since been placed in receivership.

Solas Galway, the group backing the arthouse project, has now put out a new tender for the work.

The deadline for expressions of interest in building the cinema is July 1st and it’s hoped work will begin again in September.

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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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