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GALWAY FAST FOOD FIRM AIMS FOR AUSTRALIAN MARKET

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Date Published: 06-Jan-2013

THE boss of Galway-based fast food chain Supermacs, Pat McDonagh, says the firm plans to expand its restaurant chain into the Australian market.

The Galway businessman says that as there are more Irish people than ever applying for Australian visas his company plans to open its first outlet in the land ‘down under’ later this year.

In an interview with "The Sunday Business Post" Pat McDonagh states that as there is such a big Irish community abroad now it should be viable to have Supermacs outlets in Australia.

According to the report Pat McDonagh’s company have received many requests from Irish people home on holidays for Supermacs outlets to be established in Australia.

The Galway fast-food firm’s chief says that it is simply a case of following the Irish community abroad.

Pat McDonagh also says he intends to open at least four new Irish outlets in 2013.

The Galway firm already has 100 outlets in ireland, both company-owned and franchised.

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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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