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SUPERMAC’S APPEALS OVER PORTUMNA TAKE-AWAY PLANS

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Date Published: 03-Sep-2012

Supermac’s is appealing a decision to allow another take away open in the centre of Portumna town.

It’s claimed the new restaurant would have a negative impact on the day to day running of a nearby Supermacs.

In June, Galway County Council gave the green light for the change of use from a licensed premises to restaurant/take away in Portumna town with seven conditions.

It was proposed to open the new take away at St. Brendan’s street where up to three similar businesses are located.

Pat McDonagh has lodged an appeal to the take away, adjacent to the existing Supermacs, stating it will impact negatively on the day to day operation of this business.

Concerns have been raised over the provision of take aways in one concentrated area of Portumna town where external storage space and circulation is severely restricted.

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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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