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13 HUNDRED GALWAY HOUSEHOLDS REGISTER FOR SEPTIC TANK CHARGE

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Date Published: 04-Sep-2012

Just over 13 hundred Galway households have registered for the septic tank charge to date.

The central bureau is also processing a recent influx of 6 thousand 500 additional registrations nationwide and expects the Galway figure to increase as a result.

So far, Cork Council Council has recorded the highest compliance rate with 2 thousand 153 domestic water treatment systems registered.

The charge is part of the scheme introduced by the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan ahead of inspections, which could see many householders forced to carry out upgrades to their systems.

Nationally, just 30-thousand of the country’s 500-thousand septic tank and other waste-water treatment system owners have registered their tanks, with less than a month to go until the mandatory 5 euro fee is upped to 50 euro.

Galway West TD and Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Agriculture, Eamon O’Cuiv says a grant must be made available before households should be made to register by the February deadline.

 

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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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