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CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO REMOVE ROUNDABOUTS

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Date Published: 13-Sep-2011

Galway city council has voted to replace two more city roundabouts with traffic light junctions.

It’s been described as a ‘leap of faith’ by those in favour, who admitted the M6 multi-modal plan was not a solution but a way of managing traffic in Galway.

At last night’s city council meeting, ten councillors voted for the removal of the Font roundabout at theTuam road and the Morris roundabout at Ballybane.

Five councillors voted against.

However, last night’s vote also stipulates the plans, which are the next phase of the N6 improvement scheme, can only go ahead if certain criteria are met.

City councillors must hear a detailed presentation on traffic management plans regarding works at the two roundabouts.

The successful tender for the urban traffic control centre, which is expected to be decided on in the coming weeks, must also give a presentation to city council in October.

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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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