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UNIONS TO HOLD GALWAY PUBLIC MEETING ON CROKE PARK DEAL

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Date Published: 18-Mar-2013

Four trade unions are to hold a public meeting in the city on Thursday to discuss the Croke Park deal.

The INMO, IMO, CPSU and Unite will all be calling for a NO vote on the deal as part of a nationwide campaign against the proposals.

The four unions argue that the proposals to extend the agreement would, if passed, unfairly penalise workers on lower incomes and women in particular.

They have six key objections which include what they say is a significant cut in pay for lower paid workers and the feared impact of freezing or delaying normal increments.

The meeting takes place in the IT building at NUIG and gets underway at 8 on Thursday evening (Mar 21).

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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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