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MINISTER BURTON SAYS TUAM CAN RECOVER ITS ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

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Date Published: 28-Sep-2012

Tuam can recover its economic prosperity if financing and debt levels are addressed through ongoing government initiatives.

That’s according to Minister Joan Burton who visited the town today where she officiated at the opening of the new North Galway MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) office, on Barrack Street.

The North Galway division was established in 1995.

Statistics show that the division which includes Athenry, Ballygar, Headford, Dunmore, Claregalway and Milltown now has 383 active clients for 2012, a jump from 175 in 2006.

Minister Burton says the economic climate has seen an increase in demand for support and that returning to prosperity is now achieveable for Tuam and North Galway.

Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, she says the governement is focusing on getting support for people who now find themselves in very difficult financial circumstances.

The Minister also launched a new training resource for travellers which is run by the MABS office.

The service called "A Way of Life" is a money management resource to assist and support travellers in the Tuam area in managing their finances.

Martin Ward of the Western Traveller Intercultural Development Group in Tuam says it’s a welcome service.

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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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