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SIX MILLION EURO PROFIT FOR ATHENRY FIRM

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Date Published: 09-Dec-2012

THE manufacturing firm C&F Group which has its headquarters in Athenry had a pre-tax profit of 6.3 million Euro last year according to a report in today’s "Sunday Business Post".

The business, owned by toolmaker John Flaherty, has grown from a small start-up business that he established in 1989 into a global contract manufacturer which is one of Ireland’s largest privately owned businesses.

C&F employs 700 in Ireland and a further 300 around the world with its international plants located in the UK, the Czech Republic, the Philippines and China.

The Atherny company manufacture server racks, computer castings and other products for companies in the technology, refridgeration, air conditioning, auto-motive and green energy industries.

It also owns the car parts firm Iralco, and overall, C&F staff members have increased form 882 to 1,053 with a wages bill of 22.7 million Euro and it paid tax of almost 700,000 Euro in 2011.

 

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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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