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BALLINASLOE MAN GETS THREE YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR SYRINGE ATTACK

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Date Published: 28-Jan-2009

A Ballinasloe resident who held a woman at syringe point in her van in the Liffey Valley shopping centre has been jailed for three years.

30 year old Michael Lally, of Curragh Park, Ballinasloe, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbing the woman on October 10, 2007.

Garda Ernie Henderson told the prosecuting counsel that the woman was getting into her van after seeing a film when Michael Lally came to the door with a syringe, took her keys and told her to move into the passenger seat.

The woman was very frightened but saw her chance as Lally started the van and jumped out.

She alerted a security guard who reported the incident to the gardai.

Gda Henderson agreed with the defence counsel that Lally had given his correct address to gardai before trying to run away, had committed the crime to feed his drug habit and was apologetic.

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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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