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TOMORROW”S BUS EIREANN SCHOOL BUS STRIKE OFF

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Date Published: 21-Feb-2013

Bus Eireann is to revert back to trade unions next week after it conducts a review on threatened industrial action on 96 Galway school bus routes.

A strike planned for tomorrow (Feb 22) has now been called off after a meeting with SIPTU yesterday.

The dispute concerns cuts to working hours and would involve strike action by 37 part-time Bus Eireann drivers.

A spokeperson for Bus Eireann told Galway Bay fm news the dispute has been ongoing since 2011 and it has engaged in discussions with the LRC and through the Labour Court.

SIPTU says Galway’s case on how part-time hours are changed needs to be dealt with before the end of the school year – It’s also calling for hours to be restored to 3 part-time bus drivers.

Bus Eireann has moved to reassure the public that arrangements will be made to serve the 96 routes affected in cases of any future industrial action.

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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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