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SURVEY OF LOUGH CORRIB FISH STOCK UNDERWAY

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Date Published: 25-Jun-2008

A major fish stock survey is currently being carried out on Lough Corrib by the Central and Western Fisheries Board.

The survey, which is the first undertaken since 1996, will give a complete picture of the extent of fish stocks in the lake.

Fisheries Crews are using a range of techniques for sampling the fish stocks including nets and sonar technology.

People are advised that any nets associated with the survey will be marked by orange buoys with the letters CFB clearly displayed.

The Fisheries Board is asking that these nets not be disturbed during the course of the survey which is expected to be complete early next week.

CEO of the Western Regional Fisheries Board, Greg Forde, says the findings of the Lough Corrib survey will be published at a later date.

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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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