Date Published: 29-May-2009
The most popular political figure in the country according to the latest opinion poll is in Galway this evening.
Labour party leader Eamon Gilmore will visit the Volvo Ocean Race village and meet those responsible for bringing the Volvo stopover to Galway.
Galway has country’s largest population of young people
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.
Galway turfcutters to protest in Kerry
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.
Connemara residents vow to fix road themselves
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.