Date Published: 11-Sep-2008
The Irish economy is at a crossroads and decisions made over the coming weeks in the Partnership Talks and the Budget will determine whether Ireland can fight rising unemployment and still attract investment
That’s according to IBEC West Regional Director, John Brennan, who is making a hard hitting statement to business people in Galway this afternoon
Mr Brennan says it’s time to wake up to reality with 2,000 jobs lost in the Western region between January and August 2008
He says this shows that the game has changed and we must come to terms with the harsh reality that the world does not owe us a living, nor will it provide us with one, if we are not prepared go out and earn it in a much more competitive environment than before.
Expressing concern over the dramatic decline in the public finances the business chief says any business faced with a similar sharp fall in revenue would immediately seek cost containment measures, and so must the Government
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.