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MAN HOSPITALISED FOLLOWING TUAM INCIDENT

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Date Published: 16-Oct-2010

AN incident overnight in Tuam during which it is alleged that one young man required surgery for a knee injury is being investigated by Gardai.

It is alleged that two young men were injured in an incident in the Vicar Street area at approximatly 11 o’clock last night.

Reports suggest that over half a dozen youths, some armed with impliments alleged to be baseball bats, were involved in the incident.

Two youths are alleged to have been injured and one is said to have to undergo surgery in University Hospital, Galway for injuries to his knee.

When contacted by Galway Bay Fm Tuam Gardai say they were alerted to the incident and they are investigating the circumstances surrounding it.

But the Gardai say that as yet no formal complaint has been made to them by those alleged to have been injured in the incident.

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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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