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ENERGY COMMISSION TO DECIDE ON GALWAY WATER SUPPLY CHARGES

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Date Published: 27-Feb-2013

The decision on the cost of public water supplies to households will be taken by the Commision for Energy Regulation and the new system is due to come into force in 2014.

Jim Cullen, director for Water Services gave this information at yesterdays Galway County Council meeting.

Providing metres in houses and other dwellings will be the first part of the process.

Mr Cullen said that it may not be possible to put metres individually in some premises such as blocks of apartments.

He said there would be a flat rate and a usage charge at the initial stages.

Mr Cullen said that the Council staff would carry out installations and that personnel could be moved from different departments if necessary.

The County Council will be involved in water services in tandem with the new body Water Ireland until at least 2017.

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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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