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RESIDENTS IN OLD MERVUE SCEPTICAL OVER NEW WATER SUPPLY

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Date Published: 28-Sep-2008

Residents in Old Mervue say they no longer trust any water supplied by the council.

The second temporary water supply was put in place yesterday, after the original source supplied by the council had to be shut off early saturday morning.

Tests taken on the original supply, showed a lead reading well in excess of 100, four times higher than the permitted level of 25 millograms.

The city council yesterday set up two water tankers in Old Mervue in an effort to make up for the emergency supply being contaminated, while bottled water continues to be sold locally at a subsidised price.

The two 3,000 litre tankers are both located in old mervue, one in Clark Avenue, and the other outside the main shopping centre.

The water in the tankers is not travelling through any pipes, but instead being filled manually with water from the water treatment plant in Terryland.

Despite this, the water in both tankers is barely being used by residents.

Mervue Resident Helena Farressy says that the only water she and other residents can trust now is bottled.

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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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