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SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR SETTING FIRE TO RAHOON HOUSE

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Date Published: 25-Nov-2011

A 45 year old city woman has received a suspended sentence for deliberately setting fire to her semi-detached council house in Rahoon nearly four years ago.

Veronica McAnaspie, of 38 Tulach Ard, Rahoon appeared before Galway Circuit Criminal Court today.

Judge Raymond Groarke said he had viewed it as a very serious case but was satisfied that McAnaspie was not an evil person and did not appreciate the wrong she was doing.

He imposed a six year jail term backdated to 23rd May, suspending the entire balance of the sentence on condition she be of good behaviour for five years.

He also placed her under supervision of the probation service for a period of 3 years and under direct supervision of Tús Nua, where he said she must reside unless approval is received from the Probation Service.

McAnaspie was remanded in custody until the start of the suspended sentence at noon next Monday 28th November.

 

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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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