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TAOISEACH TO LAUNCH BOOK FOR CHARITIES IN GALWAY

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Date Published: 02-Oct-2010

TAOISEACH Brian Cowan will be in Galway tonight to launch a book from which all royalties will go toward four very worthy charities.

GOAL, The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Alan Kerins Projects and the Offaly Cancer Support group will all benefit from funds raised by sales of the book "Hold that Thought"

The fundraising book is a colaboration of the writings of GOAL fundraiser Ronan Scully and thought-provoking photographs by well known Moycullen photographer Andrew Downes.

Andrew, whose photographs are published daily in national and international publications, is also well known for organising fund-raising events in Galway and making trips abroad in aid of worthy charities.

He says that when asked by Ronan Scully to provide photographs for the book, with themes ranging from hope to forgivenes, he was delighted to take up the challenge.

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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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