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CASE FOR BIOGAS PLANT FOR TUAM BEING MADE AT ORAL HEARING

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Date Published: 22-Jan-2013

The case for a biogas and anaerobic digestion facility at a site in the Airglooney Business Park is being put forward at today’s oral hearing in Tuam.

Bernard Hynes was granted permission for the controversial development last July, but several individuals and organisations are appealing the decision to An Bord Pleanala.

The case, which is chaired by an inspector from An Bord Pleanala, is today being heard in a packed room in the Ard Ri Hotel in Tuam.

Dr. Andrew Walsh the managing director at Celtic Bio- energy was on the design team for the project told the hearing that the facility will be constructed in accordance with all Irish and EU standards.

He explained that the proposed facility would have a 40 thousand tonne per anum capacity and the energy produced would be enough to power 1,746 homes in Tuam marketing the area as a green energy leader.

He added that a team of world class engineers from Germany and Ireland have been appointed to undertake the works.

Dr Brian Sheridan of Odour Ireland also gave a presentation stating that during operation of the proposed facility it is predicted no odour impact will be perceived by residential properties in the vicinity of the facility operations.

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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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