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FUTURE OF PORTUMNA SHANNON OAKS HOTEL TO BE DETERMINED IN OCTOBER

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Date Published: 07-Sep-2012

The future of the Shannon Oaks Hotel and Country Club in Portumna is expected to be determined in October.

A decision is due to be made on an insurance claim for the 3 star south Galway hotel, which was badly damaged by fire this time last year.

Receivers Grant Thornton who are appointed to the Begassa Limited Group behind the hotel, say the main body of the building has been secured.

A spokesperson adds that its future use will be determined by the outcome of an insurance claim currently being progressed.

A decision date is now provisionally set for October.

It’s one year now [7/09/2011] since a large part of the hotel was destroyed by a fire believed to have originated in a chip pan.

At the time, a team of up to 60 full and part-time staff were let go until a time when business could resume again.

 

 

 

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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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