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MEETING TONIGHT ON FUTURE OF TUAM’S TOGHERMORE HOUSE

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Date Published: 10-Jan-2013

A Tuam town councillor says serious questions need to be answered on why a residential service needs to be closed to facilitate fire safety standards.

Councillor Tom Reilly says there is no mention in an independent fire safety report on Toghermore House that residents need to be evacuated.

Last month, a HSE senior manager visited the centre to inform staff of the planned closure of the residential facility and the moving of its 16 residents to different locations.

A preliminary costing puts the necessary works at up to 300 thousand euro, and the HSE has admitted this was a factor in the decision to close the service.

A meeting between Tuam councillors, members of the mental health services and the HSE on the proposed closure of the residential facility takes place in Mellow House this evening.

Councillor Tom Reilly says he believes necessary works can be carried out without transferring patients.

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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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