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NEW MAYOR WANTS MORE ACHIEVABLE VISION OF CITY

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Date Published: 30-Jun-2011

The new Mayor of Galway says it’s important that elected representatives narrow their focus on issues to do with the city over the next year.

Fine Gael Councillor Hildegarde Naughton was elected as Mayor at the Annual General Meeting of the City Council last evening. [29/6]

Councillor Naughton, who was proposed by Councillor Padraig Conneely and seconded by Councillor Frank Fahy received 9 votes, beating Labour’s Collete Connolly, who received 6 votes.

It meant that the ruling pact of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Independents remained in tact.

At the start of the meeting, Councillor Naughton made a statement unreservedly withdrawing comments she made last January at a meeting about the City Development Plan, where she said if ‘one sheep goes out the gap, they all go out the gap.’

Fianna Fáil Councillor, Peter Keane and Independent Councillor Donal Lyons took offence to the comments and said they would not vote for Councillor Naughton for Mayor unless she apologised.

Just after the AGM began last evening, Councillor Naughton told the Council that she never accused any councillor of being involved in ‘nod and wink politics’ or of having a ‘vested interest’ in any part of the City Development Plan.

Mayor Naughton, a primary school teacher originally from Oranmore, now lives in Castlelawn.

Her parents Marguerite and P.J Naughton and brothers Alan and Derek were there to help her celebrate her honour last night.

Fianna Fáil’s Ollie Crowe was elected as Deputy Mayor.

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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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