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DRIVER IN SALTHILL CRASH DUE BACK IN COURT

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Date Published: 29-Dec-2012

A 31 year old man is due back in court again on Friday, after being agian remanded in custody yesterday (Friday), with consent to bail, following crash in the Knocknacarra area last weekend in which a pedestrian was seriously injured.

Marius Strelciunas, with an address at 132 Manor Court in Knocknacarra appeared before a special sitting of Cloverhill District Court yesterday.

He had previously appeared before Galway Galway District Court last Monday.

He is charged with one count of dangerous driving contrary to Section 53 of the Road Traffic Act.

His arrest followed a collision on the Barna Road at 1.40 last Sunday morning during which a 21 year old man was struck by a car while walking.

He suffered serious leg injuries and was rushed to University Hospital, Galway (UHG) where his condition is improving.

Marius Strelciunas has been remanded in custody with consent to bail to appear before Harristown District Court next Friday (Jan 4).

 

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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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