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CITY MEN ESCAPE CONVICTION FOR MOYCULLEN VANDALISM

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Date Published: 01-Jul-2008

Two young city men who were part of a gang of five who vandalised an unoccupied house in Moycullen, causing 7,000 euro worth of damage, have escaped a conviction at Galway District Court.

It’s emerged 10,000 euro in compensation has been paid by those involved.

The court heard last March that two girls and a third male juvenile, all from the Moycullen area, arranged to meet 19 year old Rory Kenny of 7 Ballinfoyle Cottages, Headford Road, and 20 year old David Walsh of 5 Lakeshore, Renmore, at around 8p.m. at a hay shed at the rear of the house near Moycullen, on June 13 last year for a drinking session.

They entered and vandalised the unoccupied house, breaking furniture and every piece of crockery they could find. Kenny later admitted all five had spent two to three hours wrecking the house.

The juveniles were not before the court and were dealt with instead under the Juvenile Liaison Scheme.

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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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