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DEPUTY WALSH VOWS TO RAISE LISBROOK HOUSE WITH MINISTER FOLLOWING LIGHTNING PROTEST AT HIS OFFICE

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Date Published: 15-Oct-2012

Galway West Deputy Brian Walsh has vowed to raise the closure of Lisbrook House asylum centre with Minister Alan Shatter when he reaches Leinster House this afternoon.

It follows a lightning protest outside his constituency office in Bohermore shortly after midday where demonstators called on him to put an end to the closure of the centre, and the displacement of 100 children resident there.

Last week, the Justice Department confirmed that the facility, located at the former IBIS hotel, off the Headford road, will close by the end of next month.

It followed a review on an earlier decision by the Reception and Integration Agency to close the house, which accommodates over 250 men, women and children.

The group of demonstrators also requested that Deputy Walsh arrange a meeting between Alan Shatter and all Galway Oireachtas TDS so that a reversal of the decision can be discussed.

Deputy Brian Walsh spoke to Galway Bay fm news as he made his way to Dublin following the protest.

He says he will be raising the case but he feels cost contraints may mean the possibility of a reversal is now unlikely.

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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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