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CARNMORE PARK AND RIDE TO START NEXT MONTH

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Date Published: 09-Apr-2013

A pilot park n’ ride scheme at Galway airport is expected to begin next month.

A meeting of the city council last evening heard the bus service from Carnmore to the city centre will get underway in early May.

It’s anticipated the buses will run every 20 to 30 minutes and is part of a business plan to secure the future of the Galway airport site.

Meanwhile, Galway Chamber of Commerce is asking its members and the public to take part in a survey on the viability of a Carnmore to Dublin bus service.

The idea is that the current airport site would become a transport hub, and take passengers directly to Dublin airport.

The survey can be accessed on the chamber of commerce website.

Speaking on Galway Talks, CEO of Galway chamber of commerce Micheal Coyle explained they now need feedback on the proposals.

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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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