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MYSTERY SURROUNDS LOTTO WINNER IN LOUGHREA

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Date Published: 23-Dec-2007

Mystery still surrounds the identity of the winner of last nights 13 million euro lotto jackpot

The winning ticket was sold yesterday at News and Choose, a Newsagent in Loughrea.

The holder of the ticket is yet to come forward to claim their prize

This is the second major lotto win in Galway in recent months, a jackpot of 10 million euro was won by a group of 5 people after they purchased a 6 euro quickpick at the Statoil station on the Galway Road in Tuam in September.

Last night’s ticket of Ireland’s second largest lotto jackpot in history was a 12 euro quick pick.

The numbers drawn were 08, 18, 20, 21, 34 and 45.

The bonus number was 42.

News and Choose on Main Street Loughrea is owned by Jarlath and Cherry O Connor.

The newsagent will recieve a sellers prize and Cherry O Connor says there will be major celebrations tomorrow evening when the shop closes for christmas.

There’s great excitement around the town according to Cherry O Connor but she says they have still no idea who holds the winning ticket.

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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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