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CITY MAN ESCAPES JAIL FOR KNIFEPOINT ROBBERY

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Date Published: 15-Nov-2011

A 19-year-old city man who robbed his neighbour at knifepoint and stole two jeeps, has escaped a lengthy spell in prison because he turned himself in to Gardai and has since come off heroin.

Alex Cronin, has been ordered to live with his father at 47 Laurel Park, Newcastle, from now on, come under the care of the probation service for the next four years and avail of drug treatment as deemed necessary.

He’s been in custody since March and appeared before the court last Friday for sentence.

Cronin pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in March to the robbery of 80 euro cash from a taxi driver at Newcastle, Galway on September 4th 2010.

He also pleaded guilty to burglary at a house at An Cualan, Ballybane on August 26th last year and to the theft of a jeep from outside the house on the same night.

 

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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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