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GALWAY COMMUTERS ESCAPE PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRICE HIKES

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Date Published: 21-Jan-2013

 

Bus and rail passengers in Galway have escaped any major fare hikes since the economic crisis hit.

Figures provided by Bus Eireann and Iarnrod Eireann show that Galway routes have had the least fare increases in the period between 2008 and 2013.

According to the Irish Independent, there has been no increase in Bus Eireann fares from Dublin to Galway between January 2008 and January 2013.

The adult month return expressway ticket remains at 19 euro.

This is in stark contrast with the Dublin to Waterford Bus Eireann service which has seen a 21 percent increase in the period.

It’s believed bus and rail services in areas such as Galway have escaped the worst of the increases mainly due to private sector competition.

 

 

 

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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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