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CSO REPORT EXAMINES HOUSING TRENDS IN GALWAY

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Date Published: 04-Sep-2012

Galway City, with a weekly average of 76 euro, charged the highest rent of any local authority in 2011.

That’s just one of the findings of a new report from the Central Statistics Office which studies housing in Ireland.

The report entitled ‘Roof over our heads’ is the fourth of ten profile reports examining the definitive results of Census 2011.

Nationally it shows the average local authority rent increased in 27 of the 34 administrative counties during the inter-censal period.

The report also reveals that rented accommodation was more likely to be located within the urban centres, with Galway city recording a rate of 39.8%, followed by Dublin at 34% and Cork at 28.8%.

Just one in ten homes in the rural areas of Galway County availed of public sewerage facilities in 2011, the lowest of any county.

In rural areas, Galway county had the largest number of households in 2011 connected to a local authority group water scheme at 13,843 rural households.

Around 60 per cent of households in County Galway were one off houses, the highest in the country.

Roscommon (54%) and Mayo (50%) also had a large proportion of this particular type of house.

 

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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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