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SHOCK AS GALWAY NATIVE TOM KITT TO BOW OUT OF POLITICS

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Date Published: 08-May-2008

East Galway native Fianna Fáil Dublin TD Tom Kitt has announced that he will not run in the next General Election

The member of the famous Castleblakeney political dynasty made the announcement a day after he was replaced by Pat Carey as Government Chief Whip.

Mr Kitt said he informed Taoiseach Brian Cowen that he would continue to represent his Dublin South constituency until the next Election but would not defend his seat then.

Mr Kitt also confirmed that Mr Cowen offered him a junior ministry but he declined the offer

Political sources say Mr Kitt’s announcement may be due to his disappointment at not being included in the cabinet

However the 56 year old former national school teacher is insisting he wants to try new things

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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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