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Progress for two county sewerage schemes

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Approval has been granted for the seeking of tenders for the design, build and operation of Milltown and Claregalway sewerage schemes.

Galway East T.D. Paul Connaughton says Minister Phil Hogan has given the go-ahead for the projects.

He says progress on the long awaited schemes will help preserve water quality standards in the area.

The project is being funded under the Departments Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013 at an estimated cost of 10.68 million for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Build Operate contract and 2.87 million for the Network contract.

 

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60 jobs saved at city B&Q after company exits examinership

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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.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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