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PROPERTY PRICES IN CITY AND COUNTY FALL BY HALF SINCE PEAK

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Date Published: 01-Oct-2012

Property prices across the city and county have fallen by over half since the peak housing boom.

That’s according to figures compiled by property website daft.ie which study the period from June to September.

In Galway city, prices have fallen by 2.6 percent with the average asking price now at 179 thousand euro – that’s a fall of 55 percent from the peak.

This drop is also evident in the county where asking prices have fallen by an average of 2.9 percent.

In the county environs, the typical asking price is now 138 thousand, a fall also of 55 percent on peak boom periods.

Nationally, the data shows a drop of over 3 per cent in asking prices between July and September this year – down 14 per cent from the same period last year.

 

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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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