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CITY ROAD CLOSED AFTER RAIL BRIDGE CRASH

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Date Published: 05-Feb-2011

A busy city road remains closed today after an articulated lorry crashed into the railway bridge at Lough Atalia at approximately 10 o’clock today.

Nobody was injured in the crash but Gardai at Mill Street say that the road from the Raddison hotel to the Dock Road will be closed for the rest of day and possibly for tomorrow.

Diversions are in place and some rail services to Galway have been delayed by the crash at the bridge.

Iarnrod Eireann say the 0730 dublin train was delayed by 20 minutes and the 0935 galway to limerick train was delayed 50 min due to road crash at the bridge.

Meanwhile the stretch of road which was closed due to flooding between Dr Coolhan Road and Seapoint has reopened within the past hour.

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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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