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BABY SISTERS WHO DIED IN TUAM COLLISION NAMED

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Date Published: 22-Oct-2012

The North Galway area remains in shock this morning at the tragic death of two baby sisters from Tuam in a road incident on the N17 just outside the town yesterday (Sun Oct 21).

The babies, who were the only two children of Michelle and John Gilmore of the Meadows, Milltown Road, have been named as two year old Kate and three month old Grace.

They were hit by a car as their father was pushing their buggy on the hard shoulder on the Milltown side of Tuam just before 1 yesterday afternoon.

It’s thought the driver of the car may have become ill and veered off the road.

All four were brought to University Hospital Galway where babies Kate and Grace were pronounced dead a short time later.

Their father John suffered minor injuries and he was treated for those at UHG.

The driver of the car – the sole occupant – was also treated at UHG but his condition is not thought to be life threatening.

Family and friends have been rallying around John and Michelle as they try to come to terms with the sudden and unexpected loss of their two children.

Tuam-based Labour TD Colm Keaveney says the prayers of the entire community are with them.

 

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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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