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GARDAI INVESTIGATE FATAL TUAM CRASH

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Date Published: 11-Feb-2013

A man was pronounced dead at the scene of a minor crash at Woodquay near Sylane, Tuam last night and a section of the road there remains closed this morning.

The man is thought to have taken ill while behind the wheel of his car as he was driving towards Tuam from Sylane at approximately 6.45 last evening (Sunday)

Tuam Gardai, Tuam Fire Brigade, ambulance personnel and a doctor were quickly on the scene but the man was pronounced dead shortly after 7 pm.

He was removed to University Hospital Galway where a post mortem will be carried out today (Monday).

The stretch of Tuam- Sylane road from the Weir Village to the side road to Kilbannon Church, opposite Donnelan’s House, will remain closed for several hours this morning while a forensic examination is carried out.

Traffic diversions are in place via The Weir Village and Kilbannon.

The man who died is from the Sylane area and is a single man in his early 60s. His name will not be released by Gardai until all his next of kin have been contacted

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to contact Tuam Garda station on 093 70840

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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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