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PROPOSAL TO RAISE COMMERCIAL RATE IN THE COUNTY BY 4.8 PER CENT

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Date Published: 17-Dec-2007

The commercial rate for businesses in county Galway is to rise by 4.8 per cent next year.

Galway county council will also spend 160 million running the county in 2008.

County manager Martina Moloney has been outlining the 2008 county budget to councillors this afternoon.

Councillors have begun responding to the county budget for 2008 and it’s receiving a broad welcome so far but questions are also being raised as to businesses ability to pay the next year’s commercial rate increase.

Martina Moloney is recommending it be increased by 4.8 per cent to 65.61.

She claims this will generate income of 21 million euro for the council, some 12 per cent of total revenue.

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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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