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FATAL ROAD CRASHES INCREASE IN THE WEST

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Date Published: 16-Jan-2013

Motorists in Galway are being urged to be alert and vigilant on the roads as latest statistics show there were 18 road deaths in the county last year.

Gardai say road deaths and crashes resulting in serious injury across the Connaught region have increased contrary to the national trend.

 

According to Garda figures there were 18 road deaths in Galway last year and serious injury collisions left 31 people with life changing injuries.

Gardai say the majority of fatal collisions, more than a third, happen on Sundays.

The peak hours for fatal collisions seems to be between 8am and 8p.m.

This time last year, ten people died on roads in the West in single vehicle collisions.

Gardai are now urging motorists never to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, always wear a seatbelt and drive at a safe speed.

Some seasonal factors also need to be taken into account, such as early morning frost of fog.

Pedestrians and cyclists in Galway are also urged to be vigilant and always wear high visibility clothing.

 

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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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