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OIREACHTAS HEALTH COMMITTEE SEEKS UPDATE ON SAVITA ENQUIRY

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Date Published: 24-Jan-2013

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children has formally written to the Health Minister seeking a progress report on the Savita Halappanavar inquiry.

It follows a request from Independent TD Denis Naughten who says that many mothers across the west of Ireland and staff at Galway University Hospital are anxious that this report is completed.

The 31 year old died at University Hospital Galway on the 28th October 2012 after suffering a miscarriage and contracting septicaemia.

The inquest into her death is to begin on Monday April 8th.

In a recent Dail reply Minister Reilly confirmed that he received the Investigation Team’s progress report into the tragic death of Ms Halappanavar before Christmas.

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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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