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GALWAY GP PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CHARGE OF DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH

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Date Published: 01-Dec-2009

A Galway GP charged with dangerous driving that caused the death of a woman near Claregalway two years ago, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Dr. Devi Chalikonda, The Ashes, Cnoc an Glas, Spiddal, appeared before
Galway Circuit Criminal Court today.(1/12)

She pleaded not guilty to a charge of dangerous driving which caused the death of Mrs. Eileen O’Halloran, at Cregboy, Claregalway in August 2007.

Dr. Chalikonda, was accompanied in court by her husband, Mr. C.V. Prasad, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Galway Clinic.

Defence barrister, John O’Donnell said Dr. Devi Chalikonda had been a practising GP in Tuam in 2007.

A jury was sworn in to hear evidence in the trial which is due to start tomorrow or Thursday.

Judge Raymond Groarke told jury members to come back to court tomorrow afternoon when the trial might begin.

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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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