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CITY COUNCIL APPROVE MEATH COUNTY MANAGER AS NEW CITY MANAGER

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Date Published: 08-Apr-2013

Several city councillors have expressed their disappointment at the fact that the new city manager did not come from within Galway city council.

Their comments came as they approved the public appointments commission nominee to the post Meath County Manager Brendan McGrath to the post

Galway bay fm reports Councillor Frank Fahy told the chamber he was disappointed neither acting city manager nor dir of services Ciaran Hayes got the job.

This view was echoed by several members who said they were disappointed with the outcome on that the nominee did not come from in house

Joe O Neill was praised for his excellent stewardship of the city for the last 3 years and for always having the welfare and the economic drive of the city at heart

Cllr Catherine Connolly said the city has had 7 managers in 14 years and the question needs to be asked is the city best served in this way

Outgoing manager Joe O Neill thanked cllrs for their kind comments and said that as a native of the city it is always an honour for him to serve the city council and quipped he’ll be around for a while more

He said he will inform councillors of Brendan McGrath’s start date when it’s finalised

Mayor Terry O Flaherty summed up councillors views in welcoming Mr McGrath and said he faces a tough challenge as it’s a big city to deal with

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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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