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Work to begin on Oranmore train station in October

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Date Published: 27-Jun-2011

The construction of a new train station on the Galway to Dublin route at Oranmore is poised to begin as early as next October, according to Fine Gael Deputy Brian Walsh.

Tender documents are currently being finalised for the development of the station at Garraun in Oranmore, which will be welcomed as a viable alternative for thousands of commuters from the surrounding area.

Galway County Council is in the process of completing designs for an access road and carpark at the facility, which the local authority will operate and maintain following its completion in the first half of next year.

Deputy Walsh said the reopening of a train station in Oranmore would provide a major boost for the locality and would help to alleviate traffic congestion east of Galway City.

“I’m delighted that the development of a train station in Oranmore is being progressed as a priority by the Department of Transport and I look forward to the facility providing an attractive alternative for commuters in the area,” he said.

“It is estimated that up to 65,000 vehicles travel the N6, R339 and the Oranmore Coast Road to Galway city every day, and providing a viable alternative to these motorists will obviously have a positive impact on traffic congestion from this side of the county.”

Deputy Walsh said that the new station would also provide an economic boost for the area by attracting additional visitors to the locality.

“In addition to the established Galway to Dublin route, more than 250,000 passengers travelled between Limerick and Galway since the opening of the Western Rail Corridor last year. Increased connectivity and accessibility will benefit business in Oranmore,” he added.

Read more in today’s Connacht Sentinel

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60 jobs saved at city B&Q after company exits examinership

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q, 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&Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

B&Q Ireland filed a petition with the High Court in January seeking the appointment of an examiner.

 

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Male pedestrian hit by car in city

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A man in his 40s is being treated at University Hospital Galway after he was hit by a car on the Dublin road this afternoon.

The man was walking near the entrance to Merlin Park hospital at around 1:30 when the incident occured.

Emergency services attended the scene, and he was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Gardaí are advising motorists to expect delays as a stop-go system is now in place.

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Mylan pharmacuetical comments on plans for Connemara investment

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

The European headquarters of a multinational pharmaceutical company has commented on its plans for a major expansion in Connemara.

Concern arose last month regarding a multi-million euro investment that was promised at the Bioniche Plant in Inverin in the Connemara Gaeltacht.

Mylan – the parent company – has confirmed it is on track to make promised investments in Ireland but no specific detail has been revealed.

 

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