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CLAREGALWAY PRINCIPAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO LOCAL COMMUNITY

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Date Published: 15-Mar-2013

The principal of the new Claregalway secondary school has paid tribute to the local community in advancing the project.

Alan Mongey says he’s thrilled planning permission has been granted for the interim accommodation at the Claregalway business park, and plans to hire new teachers can proceed.

The 2 storey temporary school building will include 12 classrooms, 7 additional specialist classromms and a GP hall.

CEO of Co. Galway VEC Joe McDonagh says this is yet another important milestone in the provision of second level education in Claregalway.

The building programme is on schedule for the deadline of August 26th

All the classrooms and assembly hall should be complete before the school opens in September with 157 students enrolled so far

Speaking on Galway Talks, Principal Alan Mongey said the local community had been instrumental in getting the new school to this stage

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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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