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GALWAY SINN FEIN SENATOR LAUNCHES RURAL IRELAND RECOVERY REPORT

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Date Published: 14-Apr-2013

A Galway Sinn Fein Senator has launched a radical new plan to safeguard the future of rural Ireland.

Trevor O’ Clochartaigh along with his counterpart Martin Ferris presented the report at the party’s Ard Fheis in Mayo this weekend.

It prioritises job creation and recommends the rebalancing of the CAP and EU fishing quotas to revitalise coastal communities.

Sinn Fein also proposes to tackle infrastructural deficits and prioritise the development of the western rail corridor.

Meanwhile, satisfaction ratings for political leaders in all the main parties including Gerry Adams have dropped this month, according to a new poll out today.

The Millward Brown survey for the Sunday Independent shows Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has dropped by five points to 23 per cent.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Labour’s Eamon Gilmore have also fallen by one point each, leaving them at 25 per cent and and 16 per cent respectively.

And Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin has slipped by a full eight points but still remains the most popular leader in the country on 28 per cent.

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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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