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GALWAY CITY AMONG TOP LOCAL AUTHORITES FOR DESTRUCTION OF GREYHOUNDS

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Date Published: 12-Apr-2010

Two out of every five dogs put down in Galway city in 2008 were greyhounds – a figure which is prompting concerns over animal welfare.

Galway City was named among the top five local authority areas for having higher numbers of greyhounds being destroyed.

Figures in this morning’s Irish Times show that of the 191 dogs put down in Galway City in 2008, 74 were greyhounds.

Tipperary, Clare and Louth were also singled out as having higher-than-average figures.

The Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, believes the statistics prove a ‘significant animal welfare issue’ exists and plans to tackle the problem with new legislation on Dog Breeding.

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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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