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CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS ARTS GRANTS ALLOCATION

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Date Published: 12-Oct-2009

The city council has adopted the allocation of arts grants for 2009.

Just under half a million euro has been allocated to 84 arts organisations around the city.

It’s been a mixed bag of fortunes for the arts in the city, with some groups such as the Galway Arts Festival having their funding boosted by 20 thousand to 68 thousand euro while others such as the Galway Film Fleadh had their funding halved from 28 thousand euro to 16 thousand euro.

Galway Jazz Festival had their funding cut by 5,000 euro to ten thousand euro.

Macnas received the second largest sum this year at 35 thousand euro, Galway Ensemble in residence was allocated 24,400, and Galway Arts Centre received 19,000 again.

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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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Galway turfcutters to protest in Kerry

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Up to 50 turfcutters from South Galway will protest in Kerry today (9/5) in solidarity with turf cutters who are due to appear before the courts.

A coach carrying the turfcutters left Abbey early this morning, with stops in Killimor and Portumna and is now on its way to Listowel.

The group intends to meet up outside the courthouse with other turf cutters from around the country to hold a silent protest.

Placards and banners will be held high, but the group says it has no intention of disrupting court proceedings.

It’s understood the court proceedings relate to charges of illegal turf cutting in the Kerry region.

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Connemara residents vow to fix road themselves

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Date Published: 11-May-2013

A local resident says if the county council provides the materials local people will build the footpath urgently needed for the Pier Road in Ros an Mhíl.

Padraic an Táilliúra O Conghaile’s comment comes on the eve of a planned protest in memory of Leah Feeney who was walking the road when she was struck by a car and killed just over a week ago.

The protest is scheduled to take place at 1 tomorrow afternoon outside An Céibh pub.

Padraic, who’s Chairman of Glór na Tuaithe, says that if the council supports them the people will find a way to build the footpath.

Padraic An Táilliúra O’ Conghaile has also suggested that councillors halt their discretionary spending elsewhere and pool the funding into making the Pier road safer.

 

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