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FORMER COUNTY COUNCILLOR SELECTED FOR CO-OPTION

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Date Published: 10-Jun-2011

 

Former county councillor Michael Finnerty has been selected by the Fine Gael party to go forward for co-option to replace Michael Mullins on the County Council.

Michael Mullins was elected to the Seanad in April.

Michael Finnerty was selected at a convention in Ballinasloe last night, ahead of his four competitors Michael John Kilgannon, Sean Ryan, Dan Dowling and Jarlath Loughnane.

This is the second time Michael Finnerty has been co-opted to Galway County Council, when he served from 2008 to 2009.

He was also elected onto Galway county council in 1991 where he served until 1999, and was also a member of Ballinasloe Urban District Council from 1985 to 2004.

 

 

 

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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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