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GARDA CHIEF REFUTES CLAIMS OF COMMUNITY POLICING CUTBACKS

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Date Published: 08-Oct-2012

Garda Chief Superintendant Michael O’Sullivan has refuted claims that community policing resources appear to have been scaled back across the city.

At a meeting of the city Joint Policing Committee today, the Garda Chief said there is no lack of manpower and that a new rostering system has resulted in the provision of an extra unit.

Cllr Michael Crowe raised concerns that the extra manpower is not visible in the community.

Cllr Donal Lyons said community policing has proved to be a very successful initiative and that the Salthill and Rahoon areas used to have four such officers and now only appear to have one.

Mayor Terry O’Flaherty said one community guard in Renmore appeared to be handling a vast area including Mervue.

However Chief Superintendant Michael O’Sullivan stressed to members that resources are being deployed throughout the city with more on the ground now than this time last year.

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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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