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WEEKEND PROTEST PLANS OVER PROPOSED GALWAY BAY FISH FARM

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Date Published: 27-Feb-2013

Objectors from areas across the country are expected to attend a protest in the city this weekend against plans for a major fish farm off Inis Oirr.

Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages is to take part in the demonstration which gets underway from Eyre Square at noon on Saturday (Mar 2).

Bord Iascaigh Mhara has applied for a deep sea salmon farming licence at a site roughly 6 kilometres off Inis Oirr, which, it says, has the potential to create hundreds of jobs.

The group Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages is strongly opposed to the plans and says there is a strong need to protect, manage and develop our marine ecosystems in a sustainable and sensible manner.

BIM has offered reassurances that escapes from farmed cages will not occur and that sea lice has not been an issue with the decline of wild stock.

Donal Maguire, the Aquaculture Development Manager at BIM says people have the right to protest, however this may be considered unneccesary given the appeal mechanism available following any future such decision.

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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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