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GALWAY TD APOLOGISES OVER POLITICAL DONATIONS CONTROVERSY

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Date Published: 25-Feb-2013

Galway East T.D, Colm Keaveney has formally apologised to the Standards in Public Office Commission in a controversy over political donations.

Last week, the Commission named Deputy Keaveney as the only T.D who failed to supply disclosure documents for 2012.

The Labour T.D insisted he had posted the documentation and that the Commission was ‘grossly unprofessional’.

According to the Irish Times, the Chairman of the Standards in Public Office Commission last Tuesday demanded that Deputy Keaveney withdraw his remarks and apologise.

SIPO says it received Deputy Keaveney’s donation statement on Tuesday morning on the original forms that were sent to him at the start of January.

Deputy Keaveney insisted he had originally sent the required information "on white paper, not the original forms".

Colm Keaveney has withdrawn his remarks about the professionalism of the commission and apologised for any offence caused.

 

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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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