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WORKS ON GALWAY SHOPPING CENTRE ROUNDABOUT MAY BE DELAYED UNTIL NEW YEAR

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Date Published: 28-Aug-2012

It’s understood that the proposed works on the Galway Shopping Centre roundabout will be delayed until the New Year.

Work was due to begin this month, with Clare Civil Engineering the contractors lined up to remove the roundabout and have it fully controlled by traffic lights.

But now the work, which it’s expected will cause severe traffic disruption, may not get underway until 2013.

The transformation of the roundabout into a fully signalised junction is estimated to cost in the region of 2 million euro.

So far, roundabouts at Briarhill, Ballybane and the Tuam Road have all been converted under the NRA funded Bothar na dTreabh scheme.

It’s believed that works on the Shopping Centre roundabout have been delayed until the New Year because they would not have been completed in time for the Christmas shopping period.

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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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