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LEISURELAND MAY NEED PRIVATE INVESTMENT AS IT CONTINUES TO LOSE MONEY

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Date Published: 09-Oct-2012

A member of the board of Leisureland in Salthill says it may be time to look at getting private investment in the facility

Cllr Peter Keane says the facility is crippled by its public service obligation leading to a cost of just under 700 thousand euro to the city council last year

An audit of the local authority, which owns the swimming pool and leisure complex directs that the budget set for the entity needs to be realistic

City manager Joe O’Neill said health and safety rules make staffing costs high with a total of 45 full and part time staff and high energy and maintenance bills

Cllr Keane agrees it would be difficult to get private investment but says something needs to be done to prevent the continuous loss making

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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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