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SENATOR FIDELMA HEALY EAMES FINED IN COURT OVER SERIES OF CAR TAX OFFENCES

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Date Published: 19-Dec-2012

Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been fined 1850 euro for four road traffic offences.

The Senator didn’t appear before Galway District Court today but her solicitor Colman Sherry advised she was entering a guilty plea and was extremely contrite.

Defence Solictor Colman Sherry said there was no loss to the state and added that his client was extremely contrite and there were no aggravating factors.

Before handing down the fine, Judge Mary Fahy said the situation is that this lady was continuing to drive a Mercedes car without tax while fully employed and in receipt of a good salary from the state.

Ms. Healy Eames was fined a total of 1850 euro for a total of four summonses which included three incidents of having no tax and one which was taken into account of failing to display.

A fifth summons of false declaration was withdrawn by the state.

 

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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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