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GALWAY DOG OWNERS WARNED REGARDING SHEEP ATTACKS

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Date Published: 03-Feb-2013

Dog owners in Galway are being warned to take measures to prevent dog attacks on sheep.

According to an IFA hotline, fifteen sheep were reported killed or injured in Galway since the last lambing season as a result of dog attacks.

The IFA and the Department of the Environment have joined forces for a campaign targeted at dog owners ahead of this year’s lambing season.

They’re being urged to be in control of their pets at all times, especially with the vulnerability of sheep flocks at this time of year.

Up to 2.5 million lambs will be born in Ireland over the next 3 months.

Since last year’s lambing season, an IFA hotline has received a significant number of calls from farmers reporting dog attacks on their sheep.

The highest number of attacks happened in County Laois, with 155 sheep killed or injured.

Fifteen sheep in Galway were reported killed or injured in dog attacks to the IFA hotline.

 

 

 

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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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