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LIQUIDATORS APPOINTED TO HAULAGE FIRM

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Date Published: 30-Aug-2012

A provisional liquidator has been appointed to haulage firm Target Express, for operations in the Republic – where 297 staff, including 10 in Claregalway are based.

Staff at the Lydican depot left Monday after the company ceased trading.

The company is blaming the Revenue Commissioners for freezing the company’s bank accounts over a debt of 300 thousand euro.

Meanwhile, former workers staging sit-ins at plants in Cork, Carlow and Wexford are due to meet the provisional liquidator later – in an effort to secure outstanding wages they say they’re owed – as well as statutory redundancy entitlements.

Michael McAteer is a partner, and the head of recovery with Grant Thornton – he has heard evidence from the courts to suggest the company’s position

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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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