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CITY TEENAGER ACCUSED OF INJURING MAN WITH PELLET GUN

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Date Published: 22-Oct-2008

Gardai are investigating claims that a 15 years old boy, who is being monitored by the probation service, shot his neighbour in the chest with a pellet gun

In May, the teenager, who cannot be named due to his age, was placed on a probation bond, to be monitored for twelve months

Garda McNulty said he found the youth with a pellet gun in a nearby field and the youth admitted he had fired it at the window of his neighbour’s house but he could not remember shooting it at the man.

The garda said he had sent a file to the DPP’s office

The court also heard the teenager is being investigated in connection with the theft of a van in Ballybane in August

Defence solicitor, Sean O’Carroll said his client had not been charged with either of these incidents

Judge Mary Fahy decided to give the youth bail until November 20th while the matters were being investigated

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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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