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POSSIBLE SIGHTING OF MISSING MAN IN CITY

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Date Published: 04-Jul-2011

There’s been a possible sighting of a missing Oranmore man in Galway city.

29 year old Seamus Tynan from Oran Hill, Oranmore was last seen in the grounds of University Hospital Galway at midday on Saturday.

Seamus Tynan’s described as between 6ft and 6 ft 2 inches tall, with short fair hair and was wearing a blue polo shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms.

His family say his disappearance since Saturday is totally out of character and are concerned for his safety.

Gardai say there’s been a possible sighting of him at one of the city hostels but this has not been confirmed.

Photos of Seamus have been distributed around the bus station and Newcastle areas of the city.

Anyone who may have seen Seamus Tynan is asked to contact Galway Gardai on 091 53 8000.

 

 

 

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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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