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PLANNING APPEALS BOARD SANCTIONS SECONDARY SCHOOL IN KNOCKNACARRA

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Date Published: 02-Oct-2008

The go ahead has been given for a new secondary school in Knocknacarra, despite opposition from local residents.

The school is to be the permanent building for Colaiste na Coiribe, which is currently housed in cramped conditions in a former primary school beside Bohermore roundabout

An Bord Pleanála has granted outline permission for the school on a greenfield site at Ballyburke, north of the Fána Burca estate.

Some of the Fána Burca residents had lodged an appeal stating that they believe their estate would be used as a drop off point for students.

They also expressed concerns about nuisance and anti-social behaviour due to the pedestrian entrance through the estate.

The appeals board has attached 17 conditions to the grant of permission, and these include that the school must not come into operation until a new link road has been built.

Also when full planning permission for the Knocknacarra school is being sought, a traffic control plan must be submitted to the City Council.

Local Cllr Donal Lyons is delighted this piece of vital infrastructure for Knocknacarra has got the go ahead

Cllr Lyons says the lobby must now begin to have the school included in the next round of buildings sanctioned by the Department of Education

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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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