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COUNCIL AWAITING NRA FUNDS TO REPAIR ROAD IN MOYLOUGH

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Date Published: 29-Mar-2010

 

Motorists travelling through the East Galway village of Moylough will have to wait for longer for much needed repairs to the main road through the village.

Funding to repair the regional road has not yet been sanctioned by the National Roads Authority.

Large potholes and stretches of broken tar have appeared on the road following flooding late last year.

Motorists have been complaining of damage to their vehicles as a result of the road conditions and there are fears over safety.

 

 

 

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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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