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EUROPEAN COURT JUDGEMENT ON CITY OUTER BYPASS MONTHS OFF

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Date Published: 12-Sep-2012

Judges at the Court of Justice in Luxembourg are expected to take up to six months to give a decision on the case concerning the Galway Outer city bypass. The case, Peter Sweetman versus An Bord Pleanala, concluded at the court of the European Union this afternoon. It was heard by a panel of judges, and involved submissions from other EU countries inclduing Greece. It will see the European court rule on the interpretation of conservation areas under the European Council’s habitat directive. If the court’s clarification is favourable, the bypass legal proceedings will resume here in the Supreme Court. However, if the court rules that the project as it stands will contravene the habitats directive, then the plans for the bypass will have to be re-examined. Galway West Fine Gael TD Sean Kyne is in Luxembourg today for the oral hearing. He says it could take months before a decision is given on the case.

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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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