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NO NEW CASES OF LEAD CONTAMINATION IN LOUGHREA

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Date Published: 09-Oct-2008

There have been no new incidents of lead contamination detected in Loughrea since an isolated case was discovered just over a month ago.

The Environmental Protection Agency was informed when high levels of lead were detected at the Health Centre at Main Street in the town at the end of August.

Mayor of Loughrea, Gabriel Burke says, the pipes leading into the Health Centre are being replaced and that there is not longer a threat of contamination.

The HSE West has been carrying out testing in the area, since the incidence was discovered, but so far no more high levels of lead have been detected.

In a statement to Galway Bay Fm News, the HSE West says, that as a precaution, the Centre is not using water for drinking or food preparation, until the pipe is replaced.

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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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