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SHOCK AS GALWAY NATIVE TOM KITT TO BOW OUT OF POLITICS

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Date Published: 08-May-2008

East Galway native Fianna Fáil Dublin TD Tom Kitt has announced that he will not run in the next General Election

The member of the famous Castleblakeney political dynasty made the announcement a day after he was replaced by Pat Carey as Government Chief Whip.

Mr Kitt said he informed Taoiseach Brian Cowen that he would continue to represent his Dublin South constituency until the next Election but would not defend his seat then.

Mr Kitt also confirmed that Mr Cowen offered him a junior ministry but he declined the offer

Political sources say Mr Kitt’s announcement may be due to his disappointment at not being included in the cabinet

However the 56 year old former national school teacher is insisting he wants to try new things

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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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