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CIVIL CASE OVER CITY HALL BLAST

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Date Published: 08-Nov-2012

City manager Joe O’Neill has revealed a civil case is being taken against the city council over the explosion which occurred in City Hall in June 2009

In a letter sent to city cllrs last night the manager confirms that the Health and Safety Authority has completed its investigation and no action will be taken against the council

Mr O Neill adds a civil case is being taken and on foot of legal advice he is not putting any further information on the blast into the public domain while this litigation is ongoing

He says when the civil case is concluded he will give his report on the incident to the city council

No one was injured in the blast on June 11th 2009 when a water boiler exploded causing substantial damage to City Hall

The cause of the blast remains unknown until the manager gives his report to councillors

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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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