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HIGH COURT HOLDS OFF ON PAYMENT OF AWARD OVER RAT INFESTATION OF GALWAY COUPLE’S CARS

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Date Published: 04-Dec-2012

The High Court has put a stay on payment of a 25 thousand euro award over rat infestation of a Corofin couple’s two Toyota cars.

The Irish Times reports that it’s pending the outcome of the company’s appeal against that award.

Toyota Ireland Ltd has agreed to lodge the amount of the award in court , made last week at the Circuit Court to Ina (eye-na) and Alan Dempsey.

The stay applies pending the appeal to the High Court listed for February.

The Dempseys, of Cummer, Corofin had bought two new diesel Avensis cars, one in March 2006 and the other in April 2007, from Tom Hogan Motors Ltd in Ballybrit.

A pest controller found rat droppings all over both cars and pools of rat urine in the side pockets of the car boots.

Aongus Ó Brolchain SC, for Toyota, said it wanted the stay because they were appealing the matter and contesting the question of liability.

The Circuit Court heard the vermin had entered the cars through vents but Toyota contended the vents were not defective and were standard on most makes of cars, including makes the Dempseys subsequently bought.

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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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