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FUNDING EFFORTS FOR CITY ART HOUSE CINEMA PROJECT SHORTFALL “PROGRESSING WELL”

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Date Published: 03-Dec-2012

Fundraising efforts for the city’s Art House Cinema to fill a shortfall of 1 point 1 million euro in the project are "progressing well".

That’s according to the Solas Picture Palace project managers who have sought funding through a US trip in October and continue efforts on a national and local level.

At a local level, most recent efforts involve the proceeds of a special screening of Martin McDonagh’s ‘Seven Psychopaths’ at the Town Hall Theatre today (Mon Dec 3).

JJ Rhatigan, began work on the long-awaited project in March this year, after the original contractor pulled out.

City Council contributed the 1.8 million euro site as part of initial agreed plans and the draw-down schedule of government funding of 2.1 million euro has since been agreed.

Tracey Geraghty of the Solas project team says the excavation of the basement is now complete and the project is advancing well

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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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