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SENIOR GALWAY CLERIC CALLS FOR CHURCH REFORM TO INCREASE VOCATIONS

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Date Published: 17-Aug-2012

Reform is needed to reinvigorate the promotion and uptate of vocations within the Galway diocese.

That’s the view of Fr. Martin Whelan, the Galway Diocesan Secretary who says the time may now have come to consider having married priests.

He adds that such an undertaking should not be open to practising priests but to new entrants only.

There are no candidates entering for the priesthood within the Galway diocese this year, however four are currently in the process with future ordination dates in three years time, should they complete their term.

There are 52 priests within the Galway diocese with an average age of 60 or over who administer to a local population of up to 100 thousand registered catholics.

Fr. Whelan told Galway Bay fm news that the practice of married priests is not a common tradition in the Western world but is in operation in many other countries.

He says the system may now be ready for reform to fill the feared future void in vocations in Galway and nationwide.

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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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