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GALWAY MINISTER WARNS SCHOOLBOOK PUBLISHERS OF POSSIBLE MANDATORY CODE

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Date Published: 10-Aug-2012

A voluntary code of practice for publishers which aims to control the price of school books may be made mandatory if parents are duped into paying more.

That’s according to Galway East TD and Junior Training and Skills Minister Ciaran Cannon who says the issue of both school book and uniform costs are being tackled at government level.

He says Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has met with publishers who have entered willingly into a voluntary code which prevents them from reissuing books on an annual or bi-annual basis.

However he says any failure to comply with this may force the government to consider a mandatory code.

Speaking on Galway Talks, he says parents should not be duped into paying over and above the odds at a time when many families are under significant financial strain.

He also adds that a move to electronic books in many schools in Galway should also bring costs down for parents 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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