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JUDGE RULES IN FAVOUR OF EPA OVER KILCONNELL LANDFILL

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Date Published: 05-Jan-2009

The Environmental Protection Agency has won its case against Greenstar Holdings Ltd relating to the company’s landfill in Kilconnell.

At Loughrea court today, Judge Elizabeth McGrath said the case by the EPA had been proven and awarded fines totalling 3 and a half thousand euro.

The Judge ruled that Greenstar failed to comply with two conditions of its licence relating to the Kilconnell landfill.

The first condition stipulates that emissions do not interfere with the environment outside the Kilconnell facility.

The second condition, which Greenstar failed to comply with, was to ensure that vermin, birds, flies, mud, dust or odours do not give rise to nuisance at the site or immediate surrounds.

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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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