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JUSTICE MINISTER TO SPEAK ON VETTING DELAYS FOR GALWAY STUDENTS

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Date Published: 24-Oct-2012

The Justice Minister is expected to respond to concerns over garda vetting practices affecting Galway students, in the Seanad this evening.

Galway East Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has called for Alan Shatter to clarify the issue, after she received reports of delays in getting garda clearance which is affecting the take up of jobs and work placements.

63 students of Athenry Vocational School were expected to start work experience weeks ago, but are unable to do so because of delays in such garda vetting reports.

The students are undertaking childcare, healthcare, nursing and social studies PLC courses.

Senator Higgins says she wants to get to the bottom of this problem so that students can avail of their work experience.

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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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