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‘Pride of Parnell Street’ on whistlestop visit to city

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Date Published: 12-May-2011

Fishamble Theatre Company is bringing the hugely successful revival of The Pride of Parnell Street to the Town Hall Theatre for one night only on Friday, May 20. Originally premiered in London and featured at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2007, The Pride of Parnell Street by internationally renowned playwright and novelist Sebastian Barry has toured Ireland and internationally to packed houses and critical acclaim.

The Pride of Parnell Street is a moving story of a married couple. In a series of intercutting monologues, Janet and Joe chart the intimacies of their love and the rupturing of their relationship.

This is an intimate tale of ordinary and extraordinary life on the streets of Dublin.

Jim Culleton directs the multi award-winning cast of Mary Murray and Joe Hanley and the play features the exceptional design team of Sabine Dargent (set/costumes), Mark Galione (lighting) and Denis Clohessy (music).

For the first time ever in Ireland, there will be one audio-described and captioned performance in each venue of the tour. This is facilitated by Arts & Disability Ireland and will enable those with visual and hearing impairments to enjoy the play.

Booking is now open at the Town Hall Theatre on 091-569777 or on the web at www.tht.ie

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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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