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COUNCIL SEEKS REPORT ON CITY HOUSING ESTATES

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Date Published: 14-Sep-2012

City Councillors are seeking a report with details of any outstanding works to be carried out at four estates BEFORE they are taken in charge.

A report on Gleann Rua in Renmore, Cuan Glas in Rahoon, Radharc na Farraige in Ballymoneen and Manor Court in Knocknacarragh is expected to be given to councillors in the coming weeks.

Director of services Tom Connell told this week’s meeting of the local authority that the city council had taken legal action in relation to the Radharc na Farraige estate.

He added that following this, substantial works had taken place at the estate.

Director of services Ciarán Hayes said that all four estates were now in ‘substantial compliance’ with planning and recommended they be taken in charge.

However, City Councillor Catherine Connolly said it was ‘appaling’ that city council had not given documentation on the courts ruling.

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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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