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TUAM MAN REMANDED REGARDING CITY BURGLARY

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Date Published: 27-Oct-2012

 

A man with a Tuam address was remanded in custody at a special sitting of Galway District Court this afternoon (Saturday) after appearing on a charge in relation to a burglary at a business premises in Abbeygate Street in the city.

Garda Brendan Dooher gave evidence of arresting John Paul Ward at 3.05 am today at Abbeygate Street.

Mr Ward, with an address at 57 Parkmore, Tuam was described in court by Garda Inspector Michael Coppinger as being "caught red handed" inside a premises.

Inspector Coppinger objected to bail under Section 2 of the Bail Act 1987 and because the offence John Paul Ward was being charged with was a serious one of burglary.

He said the Garda evidence was that he would commit further crimes and the defendent already had 25 previous convictions.

The Inspector added that one of these was for robbery, 10 for burglaries and others were road traffic and public order offences.

He said he was at present out on bail from the High Court and as he was also a heroin addict he felt that if given bail Mr Ward would not turn up in court.

Garda Dooher said he had already broken a 10 pm to 7 am curfu which confined him during these hours to the address that he was residing at in Tuam but when he arrested him he was in Abbeygate Street, Galway at 3.05 am.

Judge Gerard Furlong said there was clear evidence that he was in breach of exising bail conditions and he remanded him in custody to appear at Harristown District Court next Friday at 10.30 am.

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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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