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CONNEMARA WOMAN APPEARS IN COURT FOR HARASSING EX BOYFRIEND

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Date Published: 21-May-2009

A 32-year-old woman who could not accept her ex-boyfriend had ended their relationship and had a new girlfriend, made over 1100 nuisance phone calls to the couple, Galway Circuit Criminal Court heard this week.

Nora Devaney, a native of Derreen Glas, Lettermullen, Connemara, with a former rental address at Glenvale Court, Clybaun Road, pleaded guilty to persistently using a phone on dates between August 2007 and April 2008, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another.

The accused, who is an unemployed secretary, also pleaded guilty to harassing her former boyfriend in Galway city on various dates between August 2007 and April 2008.

She also pleaded guilty to harassing his new girlfriend in Galway city on dates between December 15 and April 3 last year.

Defence barrister, Francis Comerford, said his client reacted badly to the ending of the relationship and had seen a psychiatrist

Judge Raymond Groarke adjourned the matter for twelve months and warned Devaney that if there was any more phone calls he would “lock” her up in prison.

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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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