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INJURED TUAM MAN PRAYED FOR AT MASS

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Date Published: 06-Oct-2012

Tuam Cathedral was packed to capacity last night(Friday) for a Mass at which a number of people were prayed for, including Shane Grogan, who was seriously injured in an incident in the town on August 5th.

Shane (23) is still in the high dependency ward at University Hospital, Galway where he is being treated for head injuries. He was transferred there from Beaumount Hospital some weeks ago.

Shane’s parents Joan and Joe, his sister Sarah, and the extended family, say the Mass was their way of saying thanks to everybody for their support.

Those attending the Mass last night were asked to continue their prayers for Shane’s recovery.

The Mass was also a remembrance ceremony for a number of other people, including Shane’s grandfather Joseph Grogan Senior who passed away shortly after Shane was born 23 years ago.

Family members have continued to be at Shane’s bedside in UHG since he was moved there last month.

 

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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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