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RECHECK TO HAVE LITTLE IMPACT IN GANLEY’S EURO SEAT STRUGGLE

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Date Published: 08-Jun-2009

Tallymen are predicting today’s recheck of the half a million votes will have little impact on Declan Ganley’s fight for a seat in Europe.

The recheck was requested by Libertas leader and Tuam businessman Declan Ganley who’s concerned that some of his votes have mistakenly been allocated to the wrong box.

Meanwhile, looking more and more likely the three North West seats will eventually be filled by the three leading candidates.

The results of the first count were announced last night.

No candidate reached the quota of 123 thousand 815 votes but Independent MEP Marian Harkin topped the poll with almost 85,000 votes.

Fianna Fail’s Pat the Cope Gallagher is second on 82,643 votes, Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins is on 80,093 votes, while Libertas’s Declan Ganley is in fourth place on 70,638 votes.

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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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