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VICE PRESIDENT OF GRA SAYS NO COST BENEFIT IN CLOSING GALWAY GARDA STATIONS

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Date Published: 13-Jan-2013

The Vice President of the Garda representative association says there is no real cost benefit in closing 10 Galway Garda stations.

Dermot O’ Brien says guards will now have further distances to travel to deal with issues such as public order offences and to execute warrants and summonses.

 The Sunday Independent is reporting that the 100 Garda station closures announced last year are expected to take place this month.

It had been expected they would take place on aphased basis throughout the year.

The ten Galway Garda stations to close are Kiltullagh, Tynagh, Kilchreest, New Inn, Kilconly, Menlough, Kilcolgan, Shanaglish, Ballymoe, and Leenane.

Vice President of the GRA and Tuam Garda Dermot O’ Brien says the closure of these stations will mean the demise of the link between Gardaí and the rural community

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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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