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GALWAY SUPERMACS FOUNDER ENTERS DEAL TO BUY LIMERICK HOTEL

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Date Published: 11-Oct-2012

Galway businessman and Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh is entering the hotel industry.

The Irish Independent reports that he has entered a deal to buy the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick.

Pat McDonagh is to buy the four-star, 107 bedroom hotel which is located beside the University of Limerick, for an estimated 3.5 million euro.

It’s understood he beat off competition from its orginal owner Chuck Feeney who first opened the facility in 1991.

The Carlton Hotel Group has operated the facility since 2009.

It’s understood there will be no job losses and Mr McDonagh plans to reinvest in the hotel complex and grow its business.

Pat McDonagh founded Supermacs in 1978 when he opened the first outlet in

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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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