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Galway Charity Store

Galway Charity Store

Our newest charity store is located in the heart of Galway city at 3 St Francis Street directly across from the Abbey Church.

From the very first day we opened our team has been blown away by the terrific reaction to our latest store with a huge variety of top quality donations coming in every day.

Store manager Bernice is delighted with the response and says that the store is already building up a following of loyal, regular, customers who are looking for the very latest bargains.

All donations are carefully hand selected by our trained staff and volunteers to enhance your own personal style, but also allowing for a change in taste to occur with our many elegant pieces in store.

Customers can find excellent value when browsing through the shop’s wide array of designer and contemporary clothing, hats, bags, shoes and jewellery. You will also find a wide range of collectables, china, glass, ornaments, pictures, mirrors and household furniture.

We’re always looking for more donations to place keep us in mind for you’re the next time you’re clearing out the house!

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Galway Charity St

Store Manager: Bernice Rafferty

Phone: 091 426959

Email: galwaystoremanager@ageaction.ie

Address: 3 St Francis Street, Galway H91 XF1P

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm

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Pension Inequality Firmly on the Election 2020 Campaign Agenda

Age Action joined the SIPTU led coalition of non-governmental organisations for the launch of the STOP67 campaign in Dublin today (Thursday, 23rd January) which aims to halt the increase of the state pension age for workers to 67 from next year in order to address inequalities in the pension system.

Speaking at the formal campaign launch in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin, SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley, said: “STOP67 is the SIPTU campaign to stop the increase of the state pension age to 67 on 1st January, 2021.

“SIPTU representatives are not surprised this is a major general election issue. We have been hearing from our members since the abolition of the transitional pension scheme in 2014 about the difficulties that the retirement gap has been causing for workers. This includes the absolute indignity of people coming up to 65 years of age who are expecting to get their pension and having to sign on the dole.”

National Women’s Council of Ireland Director, Orla O’Connor, said: “This is a core issue for women. Women rely on the state pension for the vast majority of their income in older age. So, anything that impacts on state pensions disproportionally impacts on women.”

Age Action Chief Executive, Paddy Connolly, said: “This campaign is not only about stopping the rise of the pension age to 67 but also the creation of a stakeholder forum which will consider issues such as finances, age discrimination and others that effect people in their retirement.”

Active Retirement Ireland chief executive, Maureen Kavanagh, said: “Ireland has the youngest population but the highest prospective retirement age in the EU. We are not under the demographic pressure of other countries. Retirement is a great part of life but it has to be voluntary, flexible and appropriate. We can’t force people out of a job that they love, or to stay in their job.”

SIPTU General Secretary, Joe Cunningham, called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to make clear their position on the pensions issue.

He added: “All the other political parties are supporting the ‘STOP67’ campaign. The big two parties must make their position clear.”