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MET EIREANN FORECASTS SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES IN GALWAY

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Date Published: 05-Dec-2010

Galway drivers are being warned of black ice and freezing fog this evening as Met Eireann forecasts another night of sub-zero temperatures.

Temperatures around Galway are expected to fall to between 3 and minus seven degrees.

Dense fog and freezing temperatures will be widespread across the country- particularly in the Midlands,however, it will remain mostly dry.

Galway Gardaí are advising motorists to take care on all routes but particularly on secondary and minor roads which may not have been gritted this weekend.

They say the main road from Gort to Loughrea, as well as minor roads in Tuam and Clifden are particulary dangerous today.

In the city, Gardaí say conditions are particulary bad around Lough Atalia- from the Docks road to College road, the western distributor road and Bishop O’ Donnell road.

Bothar na dTreabh, the road between the Tuam road and the Headford road, is also in a dangerous state this evening.

Aer Arann were forced to cancel three of its flights today because of the adverse weather conditions.

Galway airport is reporting that The London Luton and Waterford flights expected to arrive in Carnmore this evening have been delayed.

However this evenings departures to Dublin, Belfast and the Isle of Man from Galway airport are scheduled to leave on time.

Galway City Council says it is working at full capacity to repair water leaks and burst pipes across the city.

Teams are working around the clock to restore water to some homes in the westside of the city in parts of Knocknacarra, Salthill, Rahoon and Claremont.

This is due to low water levels in the Clifton Hill and Tonabrockey resevoirs.

Engineer with Galway city water services Joe McGuire says that water levels have improved this afternoon and they hope to have water restored to homes by this evening.

Homeowners in Connemara are also reporting difficullties with their water supplies.

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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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