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TAOISEACH RULES OUT PERSONAL NEGOTIATIONS WITH TURF CUTTERS

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Date Published: 10-Oct-2011

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled himself out of negotiations with turf cutters protesting in Galway this afternoon.

The Taoiseach is accompanying Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell on a tour of the city, Tuam and Ballinasloe today.

Turf cutters from areas including East Galway are holding protests in Tuam and Ballinasloe this afternoon to co-incide with the visit.

Yesterday, over 200 people took part in a demonstration in the city to highlight their opposition to the ban on cutting turf in restricted bogs.

Ireland is facing millions of euro in penalties plus fines from the European commission unless it takes steps to end turf cutting in protected peatland habitiats.

Speaking to Galway Bay FM News, Enda Kenny said talks with turf cutters and the Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan will take place in the next two weeks

 

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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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