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MULLINS AND WALSH STILL IN RUNNING FOR SENATE SEAT

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Date Published: 26-Apr-2011

Two Galway county councillors are still in the running for a seat in the Seanad, as the first of the panel counts continues.

Ballinasloe councillor Michael Mullins and Connemara councillor Seamus Walsh are still on the ticket for a seat by election on the cultural and educational panel.

The counting of votes for election on this panel got underway at Government buildings in Dublin around 2pm, with final results expected by 10 o clock this evening.

Fine Gael Dublin Councillor Jim O’Dea has already been eliminated after the first count at the Seanad elections.

Over the next three days, counting of votes for the NUI constituency and the remaining four panels will take place and Galway’s 10 other candidates will know their fate at that stage.

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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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