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FAMILY OF GALWAY MAN CALL FOR RAPID IMPLEMENTATION OF CIVIL REGISTRATION ACT

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Date Published: 07-Nov-2012

The Galway mother of a young man who died in an accident in Chicago in 2009 is calling for new legislation on the civil registration act to be passed without delay.

Yvonne O’ Reilly, from Merlin Park in the City, is unable to register her son Keith’s death in this country because of an anomaly in Irish law.

In 2010, the family met with the Joint Committee on social and family affairs which supported their calls to amend legislation.

Yesterday, Galway West TD Sean Kyne introduced a bill in the Dáil to amend the civil registration act.

If passed, the deaths of Irish people abroad will be registered in Ireland.

There is also a retrospective element of the bill which would enable families of citizens who died overseas in the last ten years to register those deaths within one year of this bill’s enactment.

Yvonne O’ Reilly says the amendments to the civil registration act needs to be implemented as a matter of urgency.

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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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