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VOLVO ORGANISERS TO GET ANSWER ON GOVT FUNDING NEXT MONTH

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Date Published: 08-Nov-2012

Galway West Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh says Let’s do it Global will get a definite answer on possible Government funding by the middle of December.

Let’s do it Global representatives John Killeen and Enda O’ Coineen met with Deputy Walsh in Government buildings last evening.

The company, which organised this year’s hugely succesful Volvo Ocean race stopover, has been left with bills of up to 450 thousand euro.

The current deficit is around 690 thousand euro, but it’s owed in the region of 200 thousand which the company is confident of receiving in the coming months.

Let’s do it Global is now seeking Government assistance in an effort to finalise the bills for this year.

Funding support for a bid for the 2014 Volvo Ocean race was not discussed, however it’s understood a syndicate seprate to Let’s do it Global is in talks to bring a third stopover to Galway.

Deputy Walsh says that although Government budgets are constrained, there is some hope that funding will be allocated to the company.

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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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