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PROPOSAL TO CHANGE ON STREET PARKING TO TAXI BAY IN CITY

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Date Published: 05-Feb-2009

There’s a proposal to ease taxi congestion in the city centre by replacing on-street parking at Bridge Street with a taxi bay.

Councillor Colette Connolly has put forward the motion, which is due to be discussed at a meeting of the Council on Monday. [9/2]

It’s hoped the plans would go some way towards alleviating the problem of some taxis having to park illegally.

Councillor Colette Connolly says they’re waiting for the city manager to bring forward bye-laws which may also help the Galway taxi situation.

Meanwhile, Councillor Tom Costello has put forward a motion requesting the City Manager Joe McGrath to resign as a member of the Commission for Taxi Regulation’s Advisory Council.

He is putting forward the motion on behalf of the Galway Taxi Association Lobby Group, because of what he claims is the attitude of the Regulator towards the taxi problem 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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