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EAST GALWAY WASTE DUMPING HALTED OVER PLANNING ISSUE

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Date Published: 22-Apr-2009

Galway City Council says a decision by the County Council to halt the dumping of sewage from the Mutton Island plant at a site near Eyrecourt was related to a planning issue.

Some locals in East Galway have objected for some time to the dumping of an estimated 7,000 tonnes of sludge annually in the area.

The County Council has reversed the decision to allow the dumping go ahead.

At a meeting of the City Council this week, Director of Services, Ciarán Hayes, confirmed that waste is no longer going to East Galway.

He says Land Organics is now taking the waste to a facility in Waterford.

Director Hayes also stressed that all environmental regulations are being adhered to in terms of waste disposal from Mutton Island.

He says the halting of such dumping by the County Council is a planning issue not an environmental issue.

MEP Marian Harkin says the EU Commission put pressure on the County Council to state that planning permission was required.

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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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