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COILLTE YET TO DETERMINE CAUSE OF CONNEMARA FIRE

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Date Published: 03-May-2011

Coillte forest workers have yet to determine the cause of a forest fire in Connemara that claimed up to 200 hectares of land at the weekend.

Fire fighters bravely battled the fire near Recess in the Inagh valley all day Saturday, and managed to get it under control later that evening.

Coillte staff, and a number of volunteers continued to monitor the smouldering flames along the Inagh valley until yesterday.

On Saturday, the flames spread up the side of one of the twelve Pin Mountains, and it was feared that the winds would carry it miles further.

No properties were under threat, however between 150 and 200 hectares of Coillte land has been burned.

Forest manager with Coillte for the Connemara region, Barry Rintoul says it’s difficult to determine what started the fire.

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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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