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NEW STUDY REVEALS GALWAY COMMUTER PATTERNS

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Date Published: 22-Sep-2009

Previously unseen data from the 2006 Census is giving a clearer picture of commuter patterns in Galway.

Over a quarter of all workers in the West from Donegal to Clare, live in the Galway City labour catchment area.

The Western Development Commission has analysed the newly-released Census data to present an in-depth study of travel to work patterns to key decision-makers.

The study also found that more workers commute to the city from north Galway than South Galway, city workers are the youngest in the entire Western Region, and have a higher level of education that the national average.

Policy analyst at the Western Development Commission Deirdre Frost says the trends revealed should inform future transport and planning decisions in Galway.

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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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