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GALWAY IS FIRST IRISH CITY TO WIN EUROPEAN ENERGY AWARENESS AWARD

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Date Published: 07-Dec-2007

Galway City has been formally honoured for it’s commitment to energy awareness.

Today Galway was presented with the European Energy Awareness Award becoming the first Irish City to receive the accolade.

The award is given to communities that contribute to a sustainable energy policy and urban development through the rational use of energy and an increased use of renewable energy.

Green Party Councillor Niall O Brolchain who recieved the award on behalf of the City says its a proud day for Galway BUT it’s only a starting point

The award was won as part of a City Council iniative supported by ‘The Galway Energy Agency’ who promote energy awareness and efficiency in all sectors.

Agency Director Peter Keaveney, says the award recognises the city has instruments in place for energy efficiency in the future

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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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