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MAJOR REWARD OFFERED IN KINVARA MURDER COLD CASE

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Date Published: 18-Nov-2011

Gardai are offering a substantial reward for information on the whereabouts of a man as part of a renewed investigation into the murder of a young woman in South Galway six years ago.

Crimestoppers launched a new appeal this afternoon to track down John Griffin of Cardinal Cushing Road in Mervue.

The remains of 23 year old student, Emer O’Loughlin, were found in a burnt out caravan in a field between Tubber and Kinvara in April 2005.

Tests carried out following an exhumation of her remains in May 2010, revealed she died in a sudden and violent manner.

Gardai have since carried out over 250 interviews.

44 year old John Griffin now appears on the wanted list both in Europe’s blue star record and the Worldwide red star listing.

He was last seen in the Aran Islands and Gardai believe he may now be living in mainland Europe under an assumed name after a possible sighting was reported.

The crimestoppers number is freephone 1800 25 00 25.

 

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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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