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PRESIDENT HIGGINS TO CARRY OUT TWO DAYS OF ENGAGEMENTS IN GALWAY

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Date Published: 27-Sep-2012

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins will be in the city tomorrow to greet teachers from all over Europe for the launch of a school partnership.

It’s just one of a series of engagements the President will take part in during his visit to Galway.

President Michael D. Higgins begins his visit to the city tomorrow morning at 11:30 at St Michael’s Boys school in Mervue, where up to 200 pupils are based.

There, the President will launch the first meeting of the Comenius school partnership, which involves European schools working together on projects that encourage intercultural exchange.

The President’s next engagement is at 12:30, with a visit to Galway Educate Together National School in Newcastle.

The school was recently awarded its fifth green flag for its participation in the Green Schools programme.

At 2:30, Michael D.Higgins will attend Mercy Secondary School at Newtownsmith to mark the schools 75th anniversary.

His final engagement in the city tomorrow evening is at 7:30 when the President will perform the official re-opening of An Taidhbhearc Theatre.

On Saturday, he will attend the final ‘Being young and Irish’ regional workshop at the Bailey Allen Hall in NUI 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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