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COUNCIL TO REINSTATE ORANMORE ROAD SYSTEM

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Date Published: 24-Sep-2012

It’s hoped the reversal of a one-way-system in Oranmore which has caused major traffic delays in recent months will come into effect this week [Sept 24-28].

It’s now been confirmed that the one-way-system at the Old School House in Oranmore will be changed back to the original two way design.

It was introduced back in April as part of the town’s traffic management plan and caused concern amongst motorists, particularly those using the Maree road.

The old two-way design is expected to be introduced again this week or by next week at the very latest following a meeting of local area councillors and engineers.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says the reversal will involve some changes to road signage and when in operation should greatly ease traffic flow during peak morning periods

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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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