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WILLIAMSTOWN RESIDENTIAL LOT SELLS FOR 100 THOUSAND EURO IN CUT-PRICE AUCTION

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Date Published: 05-Dec-2012

Part of a Williamstown residential area comprising seven terrace houses and six sites has been sold in a cut-price auction for 100 thousand euro.

It was one of 109 lots from around the country that went under the hammer at the Allsop Space auction in Dublin yesterday (Dec 4).

The Williamstown development where the houses and sites are located is known as Lough na Corra and is situated on the western side of Nuala na Midoige Walk, close to the Sacred Heart Primary School.

Other lots to sell at the event include four houses at Ballycuirke West in Moycullen on the instruction of receiver Aengus Burns from Grant Thornton.

They sold for a total of 285 thousand euro – 85 thousand more than the reserve price.

In Loughrea, the Turtle Pub with a seven day publican’s licence sold for 85 thousand.

To the city lots now and nine apartments at Fearann Ri in Doughiska have been sold for 320 thousand euro.

They came to the market on the instruction of receiver Stephen Tennant and sold 10 thousand above their reserve.

A three-bed semi-detached house in Rahylin Glebe in Ballybane went under the hammer with a final sale price of 91 thousand.

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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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