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COUNTY COUNCIL STEPS UP PRESSURE ON GOVERNMENT OVER GALWAY AIRPORT

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Date Published: 21-Oct-2010

"Without Government support we won’t have an airport in Galway".

That’s the stark message from Galway Airport CEO Joe Walsh to the county council this week.

He says the Government’s Public Service Obligation which financially supports the Galway to Dublin route was critical to its survival.

There is concern the Government might pull the PSO from the airport as part of its cost-cutting measures.

Joe Walsh also said an extension to the airport in Carnmore would give them the capacity to get bigger jets and open up access to European Cities.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Mary Hoade got broad support for her motion calling on the Government to support Galway Airport and continue the PSO subvention.

 

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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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