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150 TAKE PART IN PRO-CHOICE RALLY IN CITY CALLING FOR LEGISLATION ON X CASE

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Date Published: 02-Dec-2012

Up to 150 people took to the city streets yesterday in a rally calling for emergency legislation to give statutory backing to the Supreme Court judgement in the X case.

The demonstration was led by Pro-Choice Galway and began with a series of speeches in the Spanish Arch before making its way through Shop Street and on to Eyre Square.

The Taoiseach has said that the debate on abortion cannot be rushed and the government is to decide later this month on which option put forward by the expert group on abortion to implement.

The Pro-Choice march was held in the city a month after the death of Savita Halappannavar who died at UHG of septicemia following a miscarriage.

Her family claim she was refused a termination and are now taking a case to the Court of Human rights seeking a sworn public inquiry.

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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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