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TEMPERATURES PLUMMET AS MET OFFICE PREDICTS MORE SNOW FOR GALWAY

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Date Published: 02-Dec-2010

There are long delays on the N17 on the Galway Tuam road for the second evening in a row

Motorists are reporting of being in their cars for hours and making little or no progress in their journeys during this peak period

A spokesperson for the Gardai told Galway Bay fm News that they inspected the traffic lights in Claregalway village today and are satisfied they’re working well

The spokesperson said the problems are being caused by the increase in the volume of traffic as motorists avoid the slippy back roads to make their way home

Driving conditions are deteriorating as temperatures fall rapidly in the darkness and motorists are asked to take care

These conditions are set to last at least into early next week and Galway could be set for more snow tonight as Met Eireann has issued a severe weather warning.

A severe ground frost is expected tonight with temperatures dipping to between minus 4 and minus 11 degrees celcius.

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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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