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BIDDERS SECURE FOUR GALWAY LOTS IN NATIONAL AUCTION

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Date Published: 04-Oct-2012

A former filling station site in the city sold for 560 thousand and was one of 110 lots to go under the hammer in one of the country’s largest auctions to date.

The Allsop Space sale took place in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and made a total of 17 point 8 million in sales through its property portfolio.

The former Esso site on the Headford Road in the city which extends to 0.14 hectares had a reserve price of 400 thousand and sold for 560 thousand.

A freehold detached four-bed house in Ballyglunin, Tuam sold for 87 thousand from a reserve of 40 thousand.

Two semi-detached houses in Gort na Mona in Headford were sold for 92 thousand, up 42 thousand on the reserve.

Also included in the Galway batch is the former Pantai restaurant in Oranmore at the City Limits Complex.

The long leasehold sold for 75 thousand as per reserve.

In Portumna, a mid terrace building with ground floor takeaway and six residential units is still available after it failed to sell with a reserve price at 135 thousand.

 

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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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