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HUNDREDS GATHER FOR CITY VIGIL

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Date Published: 17-Nov-2012

Hundreds of people are taking part in a candlelit vigil in memory of Savita Hala-pan-avaar in Eyre Square this evening. (5)

The vigil at Browne’s doorway co-incides with a demonstration held by Galway pro-life who are calling on the Government to legislate for the X Case.

31 year old Savita, a dentist living in the city, died on the 28th of October after contracting septicaemia following a miscarriage at University Hospital Galway.

Her husband 34 year old Praveen, an engineer at Boston Scientific, claims she was repeatedly refused a medical termination.

The Health Minister James Reilly says he will await two reports into the woman’s death before deciding what action must be taken.

The HSE says it has identified an international expert in obstetrics and gynacaeology to join the inquiry team reviewing the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Meanwhile, around 40 people, most members of the Galway Indian Community, are now now gathered outside University Hospital Galway to pay hommage to Savita.

The community cancelled their plans to celebrate Diwali to instead demonstrate outside the hospital.

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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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