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REPORT EXAMINES SCHOOL PATRONAGE DEMANDS AT THREE GALWAY TOWNS

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Date Published: 02-Apr-2013

Parents in two county Galway towns have signalled a significant demand for change in the patronage of their primary schools while in one county town, it is not clear yet that there is a viable demand for change in the area.

The school patronage survey was carried out by the Department of Education in 38 towns nationwide including Ballinasloe, Loughrea and Tuam.

In Ballinasloe, 189 valid responses were received, with 102 in support of a wider choice of patronage in the area.

The study concludes that given the number of respondents who have stated they would avail of a further choice of patron, it is not clear that there is a viable demand for change in the area.

In Loughrea, 213 valid survey responses are recorded, with 138 in support of a wider choice of patronage in the area.

In Tuam, there were 185 valid responses, with 152 in support of a wider choice of patronage in the area.

For Loughrea and Tuam, it finds that the main patron (Catholic Archbishop) should now be asked to consider re-configuration options that would provide accommodation for an Educate Together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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