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CITY IMPRISONMENT AND ASSAULT TRIAL MOVED TO DUBLIN

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Date Published: 03-Jun-2011

The trial of two Lithuanian men charged with imprisoning and assaulting another man in the city has been transferred to Dublin for legal reasons.

The case involves Gintautas Bagdonas (32), with a former rental addresses at Clan House, Dominick Street, Galway, and co-accused Aurelijus Zrielskis (36), with a former rental address at 26 Cois Chlair, Claregalway

Both men deny the false imprisonment of Jaan Eemon (33), at Francis Cottage, Menlo, on May 25 last year.

They also deny intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Mr Eemon in a shed beside the thatched cottage on the same date.

The men’s trial was listed for hearing at Galway Circuit Criminal Court on June 27

However following an application by the men’s legal teams at Galway Circuit Criminal Court this week, Judge Raymond Groarke agreed to transfer the trial to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

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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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