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TWO HOSPITALISED FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT ROAD INCIDENTS

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Date Published: 10-Sep-2011

Two people have been taken to hospital following separate overnight road collisions.

One woman was taken to Portiuncula Hospital after she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a wall while travelling between Ballinasloe and Taughmaconnell at half past midnight.

Gardai have confirmed her injuries are not life threatening.

In a separate incident, a man was treated for minor injuries following a single vehicle collision in the Portumna area this morning.

The incident took place at around 7.30 on the N65 Loughrea to Portumna route where a van left the road due to what Gardai believe was an earlier oil spill.

The road was closed to traffic from half past seven this morning but has now been reopened.

 

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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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