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NORRIS PETITION CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM IN GALWAY

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Date Published: 05-Sep-2011

The campaign to get David Norris to re-enter the Presidential race is coming to Galway.

Norris withdrew from the race last month amid controversy over a letter he wrote appealing for clemency for his former partner who had been convicted of the statutory rape of a boy in the 90s.

Up to that point, David Norris had been polling as one of the favourites for the position in the Áras.

After he withdrew, the ‘We Want Norris’ campaign set up an online petition to get him to re-enter the race and it has collected almost 6 and a half thousand signatures.

This coming Friday and Saturday, volunteers will take to Shop Street in the city from noon to 6pm to garner more support for David Norris.

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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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