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SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR FORMER SUPERMACS MANAGER WHO FORGED REFERENCE

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Date Published: 06-Nov-2012

A former Supermac’s manager has received a suspended sentence and a fine for falsifying a reference for his nephew on headed Supermac’s paper to help him open bank accounts.

Shamas Ashraf(34), of 26 Castan, Doughiska, Oranmore, pleaded guilty before Galway District Court to forging two documents at his home on March 20 last.

His nephew, Payman Afzal (26), with the same address, pleaded guilty to six charges involving the custody and use of false documents at Bank of Ireland, Mervue Industrial Estate, on March 20 last and again on two separate occasions on that date at AIB, Tuam Road, Galway.

Defence solicitor, Adrian MacLynn said Ashraf had been in Ireland for eight years and had been employed as a manger in Supermac’s for most of that time.

His employment had been terminated by Supermac’s due to this incident.

Judge Fahy was not convinced the men had gone to such trouble for the purpose of just opening a bank account.

Fining Ashraf €500 and imposing a suspended six-month prison sentence on him for the first forgery charge, Judge Fahy said he had supplied false documents while in a managerial position and the crime had to be treated seriously otherwise other people might do the same thing.

A concurrent three-month suspended sentence was imposed on him for the second forgery.

The judge imposed sentences totalling eight months on Afzal which she suspended and also fined him €500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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