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RECEIVERS REAPPOINTED TO GALWAY NATIVES ASSETS

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Date Published: 04-May-2011

Receivers have been reappointed to North Galway-native developer, Ray Grehan’s assets, by the National Asset Management Agency.

Grehan had been given until ‘close of business’ yesterday to repay over 650 million euro to the agency.

The receivers were appointed, after a meeting between NAMA and its advisors, when Ray Grehan failed to meet the deadline.

Ray Grehan originally comes from Kiltullagh, Kilkerrin and set up Glenkerrin homes with his brother Danny.

Grehan’s major interests include the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth and the former site of the UCD Veterinary College in Ballsbridge.

Business journalist Ian Guider says the agency has little hope of recovering the full amount it’s owed

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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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