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SIPTU THREATENS INDUSTRIAL ACTION OVER PROPOSED CHANGES TO GALWAY FIRE SERVICE

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Date Published: 29-Nov-2012

SIPTU trade union is threatening industrial action may be taken if proposed changes to Galway fire services are not deferred.

New proposals which involve extending the city limit to a radius of 5 miles before the part time crew is called in are expected to be implemented from this Saturday.

The current radius is two and a half miles, when the retained part-time crew members are called to be on standby at the Claddagh based fire station.

City Councillor Padraig Conneely has raised the issue in the past claiming there are serious safety issues involved in the changes.

He now says he will question the councils allocation of 4.1 million euro the city fire services in 2013.

An emergency meeting between SIPTU and trade union members took place last evening.

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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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