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80 THOUSAND EURO TO REPLACE TUAM TRAFFIC LIGHTS

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Date Published: 09-Jan-2013

IT will cost up to 80,000 Euro to replace traffic lights in Tuam which have been out of action since before Christmas.

Town Councillors were shocked when told of the cost at their meeting this week.

Town Engineer Enda Gallagher told the meeting that very basic repairs to get the traffic lights at Ballygaddy Road working again would cost 20,000 Euro.

But to replace them with a new state of the art set would be at least 80,000 Euro.

Cllr Pat O Hora suggested that they put a roundabout there instead of replacing the traffic lights.

Cllrs Tom Reilly and Larry Bane said they had been told in the past that all three sets of traffic lights along this stretch of the N17 would be synchronised but now they were shocked to hear of the cost of repairing one set of lights.

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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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