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THOUSANDS OF COUNTY HOMES STILL WITHOUT WATER

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Date Published: 20-Jul-2007

Thousands of homes and businesses in the county are still without water this evening as a result of an electrical fault at the Luimnagh Water Plant.

The fault is also causing a limited amount of disruption to water supply in some areas of Knocknacarra

Galway County Council says it’s now fixed the electrical fault and water has been restored to some low lying areas of the county such as Tuam.

However thousands of homes in Athenry, Headford, Oranmore & Claregalway have been without water since this morning and it could be tomorrow before many get their full supply back

According to the county council the water reservoirs are being filled up at the moment but it could be tomorrow evening before water is up and running for higher ground areas in the county.

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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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