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Bord Iascaigh Mhara withdraws from public meeting on Galway Bay fish farm

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Date Published: 25-Apr-2013

Staff of Bord Iascaigh Mhara have decided to withdraw from a planned public meeting about a fish farm in Galway Bay.

The meeting, organised by Sinn Féin, is taking place at the Westwood Hotel in Dangan this evening (25/4) at 8 o’ clock.

It was supposed to be addressed by spokespeople from BIM, who would put forward their reasons for proposing the salmon fish farm off Inis Oírr.

They have consistently tried to reassure concerned parties that sea lice will not be an issue and that escapes from farm cages will not occur.

However the group, ‘Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages’ is opposed to the fish farm and says our marine eco-system needs to be protected.

Galway Sinn Féin Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh says he’s disappointed with BIM’s decision to pull out of the public meeting.

However, in a statement to Galway Bay fm News, Bord Iascaigh Mhara claims that "the recent statements from some angling groups" have made it impossible for BIM to provide a public platform for the.

The statement goes on to say that BIM can’t see the value of another debate with these groups.

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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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