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CONNEMARA GROUP ANGRY BUT NOT DOWN OVER MINISTER HOGANS REFUSAL TO MEET THEM

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Date Published: 02-Jun-2012

Connemara based group Glór na Tithe is angry but not down over Minister Phil Hogan’s refusal to meet them during his two day visit to Galway

The Environment minister was in Loughrea yesterday and after visiting Oughterard this morning is now in Clifden to attend the town’s 200 birthday celebrations

Glor na Tithe, which is fighting against septic tank charges lobbied the local TDs to secure the meeting

However late last evening Deputy Sean Kyne informed them that Minister Hogan would not be meeting them

Glor spokesperson Padraic Tailliur O’Conghaile says they will meet Minister Hogan officially or unofficially at another time

Deputy Kyne says he understands Minister Hogan’s decision to confine debate on the septic tanks issue to the Dail

He also says fears over the septic tanks issue such as those held by Glor na Tuaithe will prove to be unfounded in the long term.

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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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