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County Mayor backs campaign to reduce pedestrian road deaths

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Mayor of County Galway Tom Welby is calling on pedestrians to take basic steps to improve safety on our roads.

It’s part of UN Global Road Safety Week which continues until Sunday.

Galway County Council as well as local authorities in Mayo and Donegal are urging pedestrians to ‘Check Before You Step Out’ as part of the initiative.

To date this year, 3 pedestrians have died on our county roads with five recorded last year.

High visibility vests and armbands will be made available at all local area council offices throughout the county from tomorrow (Friday) and at local library branches from next week as part of the campaign.

County Mayor Tom Welby says steps such as wearing a high-visibility jacket can assist to avoid fatalities.

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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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