Date Published: 15-May-2013
Supporters of the Occupy movement are to mark the one year anniversary of the camp’s eviction from Eyre Square tomorrow.
The commemoration event gets underway at noon at the camp’s former base on Eyre Square.
Occupy Galway had maintained a presence in Eyre Square from October of 2011 until their eventual eviction last May.
Activists say the camp was intended to be a space for political discussion and expression.
When questioned on any plans to reoccupy the square, former Galway Occupier Chris Duignan says the event is intended as a commemoration only but people may opt to spend the night.
60 jobs saved at city B&Q after company exits examinership
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.
Male pedestrian hit by car in city
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.
Mylan pharmacuetical comments on plans for Connemara investment
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.