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CONCERN FOR LIVELIHOOD OF CONNEMARA SHEEP FARMERS

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Date Published: 21-Jul-2009

Sheep farmers in Connemara say they are seriously concerned for their livelihood following the brutal killing of many of their lambs by minks

For the past three years, the minks, which travel in packs, have been travelling up the rivers in Connemara and attacking and killing the lambs of several farmers

The Connemara branch of the Irish Farmers Association say the situation is becoming progessively worse as the minks are increasing in number

Less than two months ago, 20 lambs in Letterfrack were killed and attacked by minks in one night

Farmers say that traps and shooting of the unprotected species are not as effective as they hoped, and are now looking for new ideas to help them deal with the situation

Mary Lacey, secretary of the Connemara IFA says the minks are savage and vicious killers that are threatening the livelihoods of farmers

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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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