Date Published: 31-Dec-2007
Well-known Galway Bay FM Programme presenter and recognised music expert, Johnny Cummins has died
One of the first people ever to be involved with Galway Bay FM, Johnny’s Big Band Show on a Sunday morning has a huge following
Originally from Recess, Johnny and his wife Bridie have been living at Clybaun Road in Knocknacarra for the past number of years
They have nine children who are now living and working around the world
Johnny, who was in his early 70s, passed away this morning at University Hospital Galway after battling illness for the last few months
He will be sadly missed by all here at Galway Bay Fm and indeed his many friends and followers
One such friend is Des Kelly, who stood in for Johnny on his big band show for the past few weeks
Des says Johnny Cummins was a gentleman and will sadly missed
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
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.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
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.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
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.