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GALWAY’S MAYORS LEAD CALLS FOR BIG SUPPORT FOR HURLERS’ WELCOME HOME’

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Date Published: 01-Oct-2012

Galway’s two mayors are leading the calls for a good turnout at this evening’s welcome home for the hurling team at Pearse Stadium in Salthill at 7

The team was defeated by champions Kilkenny with a final score of 3.22 to Galway’s 3.11

Mayor of Galway Terry O’Flaherty and Mayor of County Galway Tom Welby both attended the banquet with the team in the Burlington Hotel last night

This afternoon they are urging the people of Galway to turn out in force to support the hurlers

Garda Supt at Salthill Noel Kelly is co-ordinating the homecoming civic reception which is hosted by Galway city council

While he’s urging people to walk to the Salthill venue or use public transport he’s warning motorists who do bring their cars to use the off street parking properly

Supt Kelly says the turnstiles will open at Pearse Stadium at 4.30 with the team expected at 7pm

And a reminder that from 4.30pm Galway Bay fm will bring you live updates on the progress of the team’s journey from Dublin and from Pearse Stadium

 

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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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