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DECISION ON TEMPORARY CLAREGALWAY SCHOOL EXPECTED NEXT MONTH

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Date Published: 13-Jan-2013

County planners are expected to make a decision on an application to build a new post primary building in Claregalway in the coming weeks. (19/02)

The plan, lodged on behalf of the Minister for Education, is for a temporary 2 storey school at the Claregalway business park that will accomodate 350 pupils.

County Galway VEC is the patron of the new school and enrolment is already underway for the 2013/2014 academic year.

Alan Mongey will officially take up his duties as principal of the new school on the 1st of February, leaving his current post of principal at Gairmscoil Mhuire in Athenry.

The Departments planning application involves the construction of a 2 storey temporary school building which will be housed within the existing structure of Claregalway business park.

It will include 7 specialist classrooms, 12 general classrooms, a GP hall and kitchen.

The site will also include provision for 15 car parking spaces, and a new vehicle access which will include a bus turning circle and frop off and pick up facilities.

Other works include 2 bicycle racks, and three ballcourts to the south and east of the proposed development and an external storage yard.

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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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