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THREE NEW BUILDINGS FOR NUIG TO BOOST LOCAL CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

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Date Published: 16-Jul-2010

A 60 million euro investment in NUIGalway will boost the jobs market across the city, and the constuction sector in particular.

Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Enterprise Minister Batt O’ Keefe have announced details of a 360 million euro fund for third level research today.

NUIGalway has secured 31 and a half million euro for a project called ‘Advancing Medicine Through Discovery’.

Students will also be glad to hear that almost 16 million euro has been designated for a new Arts, Social Science building at the NUIG campus.

The investment will mean three new buildings on campus boosting the construction trade.

It will also allow co-operation with medical devices companies in Galway in the development of new products.

President of NUIGalway, Professor Jim Browne says the investment secures the future of industry in Galway.

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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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