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UNEMPLOYMENT IN GALWAY DROPS AGAIN

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Date Published: 07-Nov-2011

Unemployment in Galway is continuing to come down.

Last month 647 people came off the Live Register in the city and county, meaning there are now 22,400 people out of work in Galway.

The biggest drop in unemployment last month was in the city, where 471 people came off the Live Register.

There are now 11,500 people out of work in the city.

In the county, the biggest decrease in unemployment last month was in Loughrea – 82 less people were on the Live Register leaving a jobless figure of just over 2,300.

Tuam saw a drop of 56 in its Live Register figure last month, meaning there are now just over 3,300 people without jobs there.

Ballinasloe saw a drop of 15 in unemployment figures last month leaving its jobless figure at almost two and a half thousand.

Gort saw a similar decrease, with 14 less people on the Live Register in October.

Gort’s jobless figure is now just over 1,400.

9 people came off the Live Register in Clifden last month leaving just over 1,200 people without jobs in the area.

Overall unemployment dropped by 647 in Galway last month, compared to the previous month.

It’s also a drop of more than 400 on the same period last year, although the high emigration rate is thought to be a contributing factor.

 

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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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