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MORE DETAILS ON US CAR CRASH WHICH CLAIMED THE LIFE OF ANN COLEMAN AND HER HUSBAND

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Date Published: 16-Jun-2009

More details have emerged about the tragic deaths of Abbeyknockmoy’s Ann Coleman and her husband Kerry native Joe O’Connell in a car crash in the US

50 year old Joe and 44 year old Ann Coleman were killed in a crash in Iowa on Sunday, 250 kilometres west of Chicago

Their 15 year old daughter had been driving at the time while their other daughter is now in a critical condition.

The family of five moved to the US a number of years ago and had been living in Madison, Wisconsin

They were on a two-week road trip when tragedy struck on Sunday evening just before 7 on Highway 61

50 year old Joe O’Connell died instantly when the 2003 Honda van they were travelling in flipped on a rural road in north-eastern Iowa.

His wife Ann died at University Hospital in Iowa City. Their 10 year old daughter Maeve underwent surgery yesterday and is in intensive care.

The couple’s other daughter Sarah, who’s 15 and was driving at the time of the crash, was taken to hospital along with her 13 year old brother Colman.

Their injuries are not life-threatening.

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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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