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THIRD PARTY SUBMISSIONS COMPLETED AT TUAM ORAL HEARING

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Date Published: 23-Jan-2013

The oral hearing on a proposed biogas and anaerobic digestion facility in Tuam has now finished listening to third party submissions. This evening a question and answer session will take place between the appellants and representatives of Galway County Council, which granted permission for the facility at Airglooney Business Park last July. Earlier, John Reynolds, a former worker of RMWS, gave a witness statement about the location of an old asbestos dump. Mr. Reynolds, now an elderly man, claims 620 bags of asbestos were dumped in an excavated hole in the Airglooney Business Park. The Tuam biogas group maintain the dump, used by RMWS over 30 years ago, is on the same site Bernard Hynes wants to build the digester plant. Yesterday the oral hearing heard the site had been strategically identified and if it got the go ahead the facility would be constructed in accordance with all Irish and EU standards. The plant would also have a 40 thousand tonne per anum capacity – enough to power 17 hundred homes in Tuam.

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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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