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FERRY BOAT COULD BE OVER DECK OF CARGO SHIP BY LUNCHTIME

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Date Published: 22-Apr-2011

Galway Harbour Master Brian Sheridan says good progress has been made since earlier this morning on loading the second ferry boat on board the Thor Gitta’ cargo ship.

The first ferry, the Clann na nOilean, was successfully lifted onto the deck of the freight carrier on Wednesday in a couple of hours.

However complications arose yesterday with making space on board the freight ship for the second ferry boat the Clann Eagle 1.

Efforts to ship the two Aran ferries to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius have been plagued by a series of accidents and delays over the past three weeks.

Brian Sheridan says if current progress continues the passenger ferry could be ready for placing on board the Thor Gitta by lunchtime.

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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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