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OPPOSITION LEADER DUE IN GALWAY TO DISCUSS WATER CONTAMINATION

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Date Published: 29-Sep-2008

Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny is due in Galway today amid an escalating water crisis.

Tests to establish the exact cause of the contamination in the first emergency water supply in Old Mervue are due back today.

The emergency water supply was suspended two days ago, after initial tests showed a lead reading well in excess of 100, four times higher than the permitted level of 25 micrograms.

This is despite the fact that this supply had come from a cast iron main.

Director of Water services Ciaran Hayes, says he cannot confirm the exact cause of the high levels of lead contamination found in the first emergency supply until the council receives more test results.

Mr.Hayes says the results will leave them in a better position to know exactly what went wrong.

In an effort to make up for the original source and the first emergency source being contaminated, the city council set up two new water tankers in Old Mervue on Saturday

Bottled water continues to be sold at a subsidised price.

The water in the tankers is not travelling through any pipes, but is being filled daily with water directly from the water treatment plant in Terryland.

Mr.Hayes says this second emergency water supply is of excellent quality, and is safe to drink.

Opposition leader, Enda Kenny is coming to Galway today to discuss the matter.

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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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