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CITY COUNCIL TO OPEN CONDOLENCE BOOK FOR MURDERED GARDA

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Date Published: 28-Jan-2013

A minute’s silence has been held at City Hall for the late Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe who was shot dead as part of a raid on a security van taking cash from the Lordship Credit Union in Co Louth at the weekend.

The money was part of a cash collection from four credit unions in the area, which Det Garda Donohoe and his colleague were escorting to be deposited in a bank in Dundalk.

Mayor Terry O’Flahery proposed the minute’s silence which was held shortly after 4 in City Hall this afternoon where a special meeting is being held to discuss funding for a community centre in Doughiska.

The Mayor also proposed that a book of condolence is opened from tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Galway County Council has held a short adjournment of its monthly meeting as a mark of respect to Detective Donohue and also to Seamus Walsh of Glenamaddy, who was buried over the weekend, brother of long serving Cllr Tiernan Walsh.

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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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