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HUGE BLOW FOR GALWAY AIRPORT AS AER ARANN PULLS FLIGHTS

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Date Published: 12-Oct-2011

The Managing Director of Galway airport has described Aer Arann’s decision to suspend all of its flights in and out of the Carnmore facility as a "huge blow".

From the end of this month, flights between the airport and London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Waterford will stop for the winter season.

Talks with Aer Arann’s 35 flight deck and cabin crew at Galway are underway.

It’s understood staff are being offered the option to re-locate or the choice to take unpaid leave through the winter.

Managing Director of Galway Airport, Joe Walsh says there will be significant jobs losses.

Earlier this year Aer Arann was forced to abandon regional services including its Galway to Dublin flights after Government subsidy funding was pulled.

Aer Arann spokesperson Andrew Kelly says they’ve been struggling for months to keep certain services running.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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