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LABOUR MEP SLAMS EXPLOITATION OF SAVITA HALAPPANAVAR’S DEATH

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Date Published: 20-Nov-2012

Labour MEP Phil Prendergast says she does not believe that Savita Halappanavar died because physicians wouldn’t terminate her pregnancy for religious or legal reasons.

Ms Prendergast – who worked as a midwife for years – says it is not credible that staff would blatantly disregard the life of the mother in favour of an unviable foetus.

She’s urging people to await the outcome of the inquiries into Ms Halappanavar’s death before jumping to wrong conclusions.

Ms Prendergast was speaking in Strasbourg where more than 50 MEPs have signed a letter demanding that the Taoiseach introduce abortion legislation.

The Labour MEP has slammed the move as a cynical exploitation of a tragedy and is pleading with people to take a more balanced view of what may have happened to Savita.

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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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