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TWO HOSPITALISED FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT ROAD INCIDENTS

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Date Published: 10-Sep-2011

Two people have been taken to hospital following separate overnight road collisions.

One woman was taken to Portiuncula Hospital after she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a wall while travelling between Ballinasloe and Taughmaconnell at half past midnight.

Gardai have confirmed her injuries are not life threatening.

In a separate incident, a man was treated for minor injuries following a single vehicle collision in the Portumna area this morning.

The incident took place at around 7.30 on the N65 Loughrea to Portumna route where a van left the road due to what Gardai believe was an earlier oil spill.

The road was closed to traffic from half past seven this morning but has now been reopened.

 

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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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