Date Published: 20-Dec-2007
A planning application is to be lodged by tomorrow for a new car park at University Hospital Galway on the site of the proposed Shantalla Neighbourhood Park.
Hospital management have indicated the application must be in before Christmas in order to avail of Government funds that have to be spent before the end of 2008.
The development has been controversial among Shantalla residents who wish to protect the residential area from hospital traffic.
Local Councillor Colette Connolly believes this car-park will not solve the crisis in UHG as surface parking doesn’t provide enough spaces, and people will still park illegally in Newcastle and Shantalla.
Councillor Connolly says hospital staff are taking up much of the current space and refuse to use a free shuttle bus to and from Merlin Park hospital
Councillor Connolly is disgusted with the lack of consultation between the HSE and The Shantalla Residents Association regarding plans for their neighbourhood park
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
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.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
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.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
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.