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TURF CUTTERS CASE ADJOURNED FOR SERVICE OF BOOKS OF EVIDENCE

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Date Published: 06-Mar-2013

The case involving four Galway turfcutters has been adjourned for service of books of evidence next month.

The four had been issued with summones in relation to alleged turf cutting activity in areas designated as SACs and appeared before Judge Geoffrey Browne at Loughrea District Court today.

The summones relate to three separate incidents in May and August last year contrary to Section 35 and Section 67 of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats ) regulations 2011.

The judge said that the case was far too serious to be dealt with in the District Court and refused jurisdiction.

The matter has been adjourned to the District Court to be heard on April 10th for service of the books of evidence.

Meanwhile, down the road from the courthouse, over 200 turf-cutters turned out to hold a silent protest.

 

 

 

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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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