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APPEAL FOR STOLEN RECORDING EQUIPMENT FOLLOWING KILTULLA ROBBERY

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Date Published: 30-Oct-2012

The owner of an Athenry filling station which was targetted by thieves this weekend has appealed for the public’s help in finding a stolen camera recording device.

The incident took place at Duane’s Filling Station, Kiltulla, Athenry sometime before 2am yesterday.

The raiders, who were wearing balaclavas, are understood to have made off with cigarettes and other goods after being disturbed and confronted by the owner.

Owner Frank Duane says the culprits also made off with important recording equipment which is linked to 20 cameras on the premises.

Speaking on Galway Talks, the local man who is also recovering from cancer, has spoken of his shock and trauma after observing the raiders on the business forecourts.

Meanwhile, an incident room has also been set up in relation to a separate break in at Gullane’s Service Station in Cloon, about two miles from Gort, on the Loughrea Road.

It took place at 1.15 yesterday morning and gardai are investigating the possibility that both incidents could be linked.

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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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