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FOHENAGH PRIEST SPEAKS OUT AGAINST RURAL CRIME

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Date Published: 08-Jan-2013

Respect for person and property has been eroded through a rise in rural crime.

That’s according to Fohenagh Parish Priest Fr. Christy Mc Cormack who was accosted as he left his car outside the Parochial House in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Fr. Mc Cormack disturbed three men at the house and was then struck on the face by one of the intruders before they sped off in a car in the direction of Kilconnell.

He says oil had been stolen at the Parochial House and the local national school during Christmas and he fears the intruders had been attempting to steal oil and copper piping before being interrupted.

Gardai are now carrying out a full investigation but no arrests have yet been made.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Fr. McCormack says he was shocked following the assault but did not require hospitalisation.

He says such rural crime makes citizens throughout the county feel increasingly more vulnerable.

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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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