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10 GALWAY RESIDENTS AMONG GROUP TO HAVE OPEN TALK WITH EU VICE PRESIDENT

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Date Published: 10-Jan-2013

Ten Galway residents took part in a citizens dialogue in Dublin this afternoon with the EU’s Vice President and Ireland’s Minister for European affairs.

They were among 200 people at the question and answer session in City Hall which focused on topics such as Ireland’s economy, employment and citizens rights.

The event marks the European year of Citizens 2013 which aims to be an open exchange of views on the current economic crisis and the future of the European union.

The Taoiseach, Tanaiste and President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso launched the event this afternoon.

Afterwards, Vice President of the European commission Vivian Reding and Minister of state for European affairs Lucinda Creighton took questions from the public.

City resident Bernard O’ Farrell from Knocknacarra who retired from his post in Teagasc in Athenry three years ago, took part in today’s dialogue.

He says that overall, it was a very positive event.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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