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HOPES TOGHERMORE RESIDENTIAL UNIT TUAM MAY BE SAVED FROM CLOSURE

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Date Published: 04-Jan-2013

There are strong hopes that Toghermore Residential House in Tuam can be saved from closure following a pledge of funding.

Tuam and District Mental Health Association has offered funding in the region of 60 thousand euro towards required fire safety works.

The feared winding down of the 18 bed residential facility followed an independent fire and safety report delivered to the HSE last month (Dec), which revealed fire safety shortfalls.

16 residents were to be transferred to alternative accommodation on a phased basis with all expected to be moved by the middle of the month.

No other mental health services at the Toghermore complex were impacted by the report.

However, following talks, Management received informal notification today that the pledge of funding would be accepted.

John Feely of the Tuam and District Mental Health Association says the fund is in place following the sale of social housing.

He says he’s hopeful it can work towards lifting the immediate closure threat at the residential facility.

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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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