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SOME ROAD RESTRICTIONS LIFTED AS IRONMAN CONTINUES

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Date Published: 04-Sep-2011

A number of Galway road restrictions are due to be lifted around now as the Ironman competition continues along its course.

The Bearna to Galway road which was closed from 7am this morning to facilitate race participants is now [10am] being fully reopened to traffic.

Since 7am this morning, access was only available via a diversion through Maam, Cong, Headford and Clonboo.

Vehicle access is also due to become available from Oughterard via the Seanafestin Road and The Twelve Pins.

The Quincentenary bridge will be the only access route for traffic wishing to travel to the city centre, the east of the city or county until 2pm.

Gardai are on point duty at all major race junctions and are advising motorists to allow extra time when planning their journey.

For full details of road closures, see the Ironman website on www. ironmanireland.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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